Genetic characterization of a novel picornavirus detected in miniopterus schreibersii bats

Gábor Kemenesi, Dabing Zhang, Szilvia Marton, Bianka Dallos, Tamás Görföl, Péter Estók, Sándor Boldogh, Kornélia Kurucz, Miklós Oldal, Anna Kutas, Krisztián Bányai, Ferenc Jakab

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Abstract

Bats are important reservoirs of many viruses with zoonotic potential worldwide, including Europe. Among bat viruses, members of the Picornaviridae family remain a neglected group. We performed viral metagenomic analyses on Miniopterus schreibersii bat faecal samples, collected in Hungary in 2013. In the present study we report the first molecular data and genomic characterization of a novel picornavirus from the bat species M. schreibersii in Europe. Based on phylogenetic analyses, the novel bat picornaviruses unambiguously belong to the Mischivirus genus and were highly divergent from other bat-derived picornaviruses of the Sapelovirus genus. Although the Hungarian viruses were most closely related to Mischivirus A, they formed a separate monophyletic branch within the genus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)815-821
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of General Virology
Volume96
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - ápr. 1 2015

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  • Virology

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    Kemenesi, G., Zhang, D., Marton, S., Dallos, B., Görföl, T., Estók, P., Boldogh, S., Kurucz, K., Oldal, M., Kutas, A., Bányai, K., & Jakab, F. (2015). Genetic characterization of a novel picornavirus detected in miniopterus schreibersii bats. Journal of General Virology, 96(4), 815-821. https://doi.org/10.1099/jgv.0.000028