Novel adenovirus detected in Kowari (dasyuroides byrnei) with Pneumonia

János Gál, Míra Mándoki, Endre Sós, Péter Kertész, Viktória Koroknai, K. Bányai, Szilvia L. Farkas

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A male kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) originating from a zoo facility was delivered for post mortem evaluation in Hungary. Acute lobar pneumonia with histopathologic changes resembling an adenovirus (AdV) infection was detected by light microscopic examination. The presence of an AdV was confirmed by obtaining partial sequence data from the adenoviral DNA-dependent DNA-polymerase. Although the exact taxonomic position of this novel marsupial origin virus could not be determined, pairwise identity analyses and phylogenetic calculations revealed that it is distantly related to other members in the family Adenoviridae.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)81-90
Number of pages10
JournalActa Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2017



  • Brush-tailed marsupial rat
  • Dasyuroides byrnei
  • Kowari adenovirus
  • Pneumonia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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