Wuhan poty-like virus 1 is a possible member of the genus Macluravirus
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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  sequenced WuPLV1 from snail and submitted to GenBank during the screening of invertebrate RNA viruses.
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