Identification of a novel astrovirus in a domestic pig in Hungary

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The family Astroviridae consists of two genera, Avastrovirus and Mamastrovirus, whose members are associated with gastroenteritis in avian and mammalian hosts, respectively. We serendipitously identified a novel porcine astrovirus in a fecal specimen from a domestic pig (Sus scrofa domestica) in Hungary. Sequencing of a fragment indicated that it was an ORF1b/ORF2/3′UTR sequence, and it has been submitted to the database as porcine astrovirus type 2 (PAstV-2/Hungary/2007) with accession number GU562296. Its unique sequence characteristics and its phylogenetic position suggest that PAstV-2 could be an important link between previously reported astroviruses and that a genetically divergent lineage of astroviruses exist in piglets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-128
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of virology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011


  • Domestic pig
  • Feces
  • Porcine astrovirus
  • Species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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