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Divergent picornavirus from a turkey with gastro-intestinal disease
- Terry Fei Fan Ng, Andrew K. Cheung, Walt Wong, Kelly M. Lager, Nikola O. Kondov, Yunhee Cha, Duane A. Murphy, Roman M. Pogranichniy, Eric Delwart
- Genome announcements 2013 v.1 no.3 pp. e00134-13
- 5' untranslated regions, Picornaviridae, amino acids, digestive system diseases, farms, feces, genome, poultry diseases, turkeys, Indiana
- A novel picornavirus, turkey avisivirus (TuASV), was identified from the feces of turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) with gastrointestinal disease from a farm in Indiana. Its genome organization is as follows: 5' untranslated region (UTR)IRES-II [VP0, VP3, VP1, 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 3Cpro, 3Dpol] 3' UTR-poly(A). TuASV shares only 34% (P1), 36% (P2), and 35% (P3) amino acid identities with avihepatoviruses, indicating that it potentially represents a novel picornavirus genus.