Candidate new rotavirus species in Schreiber's bats, Serbia

Krisztián Bányai, Gábor Kemenesi, Ivana Budinski, Fanni Földes, Brigitta Zana, Szilvia Marton, Renáta Varga-Kugler, Miklós Oldal, Kornélia Kurucz, Ferenc Jakab

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The genus Rotavirus comprises eight species designated A to H and one tentative species, Rotavirus I. In a virus metagenomic analysis of Schreiber's bats sampled in Serbia in 2014 we obtained sequences likely representing novel rotavirus species. Whole genome sequencing and phylogenetic analysis classified the representative strain into a tentative tenth rotavirus species, we provisionally called Rotavirus J. The novel virus shared a maximum of 50% amino acid sequence identity within the VP6 gene to currently known members of the genus. This study extends our understanding of the genetic diversity of rotaviruses in bats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-26
Number of pages8
JournalInfection, Genetics and Evolution
Publication statusPublished - márc. 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Bányai, K., Kemenesi, G., Budinski, I., Földes, F., Zana, B., Marton, S., Varga-Kugler, R., Oldal, M., Kurucz, K., & Jakab, F. (2017). Candidate new rotavirus species in Schreiber's bats, Serbia. Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 48, 19-26.