Unusual assortment of segments in 2 rare human rotavirus genomes

Simona de Grazia, Giovanni M. Giammanco, Christiaan A. Potgieter, Jelle Matthijnssens, Krisztián Bányai, Maria A. Platia, Claudia Colomba, Vito Martella

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Using full-length genome sequence analysis, we investigated 2 rare G3P[9] human rotavirus strains isolated from children with diarrhea. The genomes were recognized as assortments of genes closely related to rotaviruses originating from cats, ruminants, and humans. Results suggest multiple transmissions of genes from animal to human strains of rotaviruses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)859-862
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2010


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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de Grazia, S., Giammanco, G. M., Potgieter, C. A., Matthijnssens, J., Bányai, K., Platia, M. A., Colomba, C., & Martella, V. (2010). Unusual assortment of segments in 2 rare human rotavirus genomes. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 16(5), 859-862. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1605.091826