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Genotype Distribution of Human Sapoviruses in Wastewater in Japan
- Kitajima, Masaaki, Haramoto, Eiji, Phanuwan, Chanetta, Katayama, Hiroyuki
- Applied and environmental microbiology 2011 v.77 no.12 pp. 4226-4229
- effluents, genotype, humans, nucleotide sequences, wastewater, Japan
- Human sapovirus sequences were identified in 12 (100%) influent and 7 (58%) effluent wastewater samples collected once a month for a year. The strains were characterized based on their partial capsid gene sequences and classified into 10 genotypes, demonstrating that genetically diverse sapovirus strains infect humans in the study area.