Highly divergent cyclo-like virus in a great roundleaf bat (Hipposideros armiger) in Vietnam

Gábor Kemenesi, Kornélia Kurucz, Brigitta Zana, Vuong Tan Tu, Tamás Görföl, Péter Estók, Fanni Földes, Katalin Sztancsik, Péter Urbán, Enikő Fehér, F. Jakab

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Abstract

Members of the viral family Circoviridae are increasingly recognized worldwide. Bats seem to be natural reservoirs or dietary-related dispensers of these viruses. Here, we report a distantly related member of the genus Cyclovirus detected in the faeces of a great roundleaf bat (Hipposideros armiger). Interestingly, the novel virus lacks a Circoviridae-specific stem-loop structure, although a Geminiviridae-like nonamer sequence was detected in the large intergenic region. Based on these differences and its phylogenetic position, we propose that our new virus represents a distant and highly divergent member of the genus Cyclovirus. However it is lacking several characteristics of members of the genus, which raises a challenge in its taxonomic classification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2403-2407
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Virology
Volume162
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2017

Keywords

  • CRESS DNA virus
  • Guano
  • Hipposideridae
  • Nucleotide composition analysis
  • ssDNA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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    Kemenesi, G., Kurucz, K., Zana, B., Tu, V. T., Görföl, T., Estók, P., Földes, F., Sztancsik, K., Urbán, P., Fehér, E., & Jakab, F. (2017). Highly divergent cyclo-like virus in a great roundleaf bat (Hipposideros armiger) in Vietnam. Archives of Virology, 162(8), 2403-2407. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-017-3377-2