Genome characterization of a novel megrivirus-related avian picornavirus from a carnivorous wild bird, western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Ákos Boros, Péter Pankovics, Róbert Mátics, Ádám Adonyi, Nóra Bolba, Tung Gia Phan, Eric Delwart, Gábor Reuter

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Abstract

In this study, the complete genome of a novel picornavirus called harrier picornavirus 1 (HaPV-1) strain harrier/MR-01/HUN/2014 (KY488458) was sequenced and analysed from a cloacal sample of a threatened, carnivorous wild bird, western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus). HaPV-1 was detectable from 2 of the 3 samples from harriers. HaPV-1 is phylogenetically related to megriviruses (genus Megrivirus) from domestic chicken, turkey and duck, showing a similar genome organization pattern; it also has an avian picornavirus-like “Unit A” motif in the 3’ UTR. Unlike the type-IV internal ribosomal entry site (IRES) of megriviruses, HaPV-1 is predicted to contain a type–II–like IRES, suggesting modular exchange of IRES elements between picornavirus genomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2781-2789
Number of pages9
JournalArchives of virology
Volume162
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2017

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  • Virology

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