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A novel picornavirus in feces of a rainbow lorikeet (Trichoglossus moluccanus) shows a close relationship to members of the genus Avihepatovirus
- Wang, Haoning, Yang, Shixing, Shan, Tongling, Wang, Xiaolong, Deng, Xutao, Delwart, Eric, Zhang, Wen
- Archives of virology 2019 v.164 no.7 pp. 1911-1914
- 5' untranslated regions, Avihepatovirus, Grus japonensis, amino acid sequences, feces, genome, metagenomics, open reading frames, phylogeny, polyproteins
- A novel picornavirus, named “lorikeet picornavirus 1” (LoPV-1), was detected in a fecal sample from rainbow lorikeets using viral metagenomic analysis, and its complete genome sequence was determined and analyzed. The genome of LoPV-1 is 7862 nt long, including a 617-nt 5’ UTR, a type IV IRES 5’UTR with an ‘8-like’ motif, a 7032-nt polyprotein ORF, and a 213-nt 3’ UTR. Phylogenetic analysis and pairwise asequence comparisons based on the amino acid sequences of P1, P2, and P3 indicated that LoPV-1 showed the closest relationship to two picornaviruses that were isolated recently from red-crowned cranes and clustered together with members of the genus Avihepatovirus.