Archives of Virology

, Volume 163, Issue 11, pp 3167–3169 | Cite as

Wuhan poty-like virus 1 is a possible member of the genus Macluravirus

  • Sankara Naynar Palani
  • Ramamoorthy Sankaranarayanan
  • Jebasingh TennysonEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


We have analysed the genome sequence of Wuhan poty-like virus 1 (WuPLV1), reported as an unclassified RNA virus in GenBank (Accession no: KX884573.1). Based on the polyprotein sequence identity (ranging from 55.2 to 71.1%), with classifiable members of the Macluravirus genus of the plant virus family Potyviridae, we suggest that WuPLV1 represents a possible new species of Macluravirus, although the virus was isolated from the Chinese land snail Mastigeulota kiangsinensis, which is not known to be a host or vector of macluraviruses.



We thank Prof. Yong-Zhen Zhang and his team for the source of sequence. Shi et al [1] sequenced WuPLV1 from snail and submitted to GenBank during the screening of invertebrate RNA viruses.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant Sciences, School of Biological SciencesMadurai Kamaraj UniversityTamil NaduIndia

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