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Sesavirus: prototype of a new parvovirus genus in feces of a sea lion.

Authors
  • Phan, Tung Gia
  • Gulland, Frances
  • Simeone, Claire
  • Deng, Xutao
  • Delwart, Eric
Type
Published Article
Journal
Virus Genes
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2015
Volume
50
Issue
1
Pages
134–136
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s11262-014-1123-3
PMID: 25272961
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

We describe the nearly complete genome of a highly divergent parvovirus, we tentatively name Sesavirus, from the feces of a California sea lion pup (Zalophus californianus) suffering from malnutrition and pneumonia. The 5,049-base-long genome contained two major ORFs encoding a 553-aa nonstructural protein and a 965-aa structural protein which shared closest amino acid identities of 25 and 28 %, respectively, with members of the copiparvovirus genus known to infect pigs and cows. Given the low degree of similarity, Sesavirus might be considered as prototype for a new genus with a proposed name of Marinoparvovirus in the subfamily Parvovirinae.

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