Complete genome sequences of pigeon adenovirus 1 and duck adenovirus 2 extend the number of species within the genus Aviadenovirus

Ana Marek, Gyozo L. Kaján, Carolin Kosiol, Balázs Harrach, Christian Schlötterer, Michael Hess

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Abstract

Complete genomes of the first isolates of pigeon adenovirus 1 (PiAdV-1) and Muscovy duck adenovirus (duck adenovirus 2, DAdV-2) were sequenced. The PiAdV-1 genome is 45,480. bp long, and has a gene organization most similar to turkey adenovirus 1. Near the left end of the genome, it lacks ORF0, ORF1A, ORF1B and ORF1C, and possesses ORF52, whereas six novel genes were found near the right end. The DAdV-2 genome is 43,734. bp long, and has a gene organization similar to that of goose adenovirus 4 (GoAdV-4). It lacks ORF51, ORF1C and ORF54, and possesses ORF55A and five other novel genes. PiAdV-1 and DAdV-2 genomes contain two and one fiber genes, respectively. Genome organization, G+C content, molecular phylogeny and host type confirm the need to establish two novel species (Pigeon aviadenovirus A and Duck aviadenovirus B) within the genus Aviadenovirus. Phylogenetic data show that DAdV-2 is most closely related to GoAdV-4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-114
Number of pages8
JournalVirology
Volume462-463
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2014

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Keywords

  • Aviadenovirus
  • Muscovy duck adenovirus
  • Pigeon adenovirus
  • Whole genome sequence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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