A feline rotavirus G3P[9] carries traces of multiple reassortment events and resembles rare human G3P[9] rotaviruses

V. Martella, A. C. Potgieter, E. Lorusso, S. De Grazia, G. M. Giammanco, J. Matthijnssens, K. Bányai, M. Ciarlet, A. Lavazza, N. Decaro, C. Buonavoglia

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Abstract

The full-length genome sequence of a feline G3P[9] rotavirus (RV) strain, BA222, identified from the intestinal content of an adult cat, was determined. Strain BA222 possessed a G3-P[9]-I2-R2-C2-M2-A3-N1-T3-E2-H3 genomic constellation, differing substantially from other feline RVs. Phylogenetic analyses of each genome segment revealed common origins with selected animal and zoonotic human RVs, notably with rare multi-reassortant human G3P[9] RVs (Ita/PAI58/96 and Ita/PAH136/96). Altogether, the findings suggest that feline RVs are genetically diverse and that human RVs may occasionally originate either directly or indirectly (via reassortment) from feline RVs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214-1221
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of General Virology
Volume92
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2011

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Martella, V., Potgieter, A. C., Lorusso, E., De Grazia, S., Giammanco, G. M., Matthijnssens, J., Bányai, K., Ciarlet, M., Lavazza, A., Decaro, N., & Buonavoglia, C. (2011). A feline rotavirus G3P[9] carries traces of multiple reassortment events and resembles rare human G3P[9] rotaviruses. Journal of General Virology, 92(5), 1214-1221. https://doi.org/10.1099/vir.0.027425-0