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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

  • Haoning Wang
  • Shixing Yang
  • Tongling ShanEmail author
  • Xiaolong Wang
  • Xutao Deng
  • Eric Delwart
  • Wen ZhangEmail author
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Abstract

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.

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Acknowledgments

This work was partly supported by the National Key Research and Development Programs of China (no. 2017YFC1200201), Jiangsu Provincial Key Research and Development Projects (no. BE2017693), and the National Natural Science Foundation (no. 31872478).

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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This study did not include experiments with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors. No animals were harmed during sample collection.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Haoning Wang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shixing Yang
    • 3
  • Tongling Shan
    • 2
    Email author
  • Xiaolong Wang
    • 1
  • Xutao Deng
    • 4
  • Eric Delwart
    • 4
  • Wen Zhang
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.College of Wildlife ResourceNortheast Forestry UniversityHarbinChina
  2. 2.Department of Swine Infectious DiseaseShanghai Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesShanghaiChina
  3. 3.Department of Microbiology, School of MedicineJiangsu UniversityZhenjiangChina
  4. 4.Vitalant Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA

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