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J Gen Virol. 2011 Jun;92(Pt 6):1445-53. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.029389-0. Epub 2011 Feb 16.

Aguacate virus, a new antigenic complex of the genus Phlebovirus (family Bunyaviridae).

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Center for Infection and Immunity, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA. gp2050@columbia.edu

Abstract

Genomic and antigenic characterization of Aguacate virus, a tentative species of the genus Phlebovirus, and three other unclassified viruses, Armero virus, Durania virus and Ixcanal virus, demonstrate a close relationship to one another. They are distinct from the other nine recognized species within the genus Phlebovirus. We propose to designate them as a new (tenth) serogroup or species (Aguacate virus) within the genus. The four viruses were all isolated from phlebotomine sandflies (Lutzomyia sp.) collected in Central and South America. Aguacate virus appears to be a natural reassortant and serves as one more example of the high frequency of reassortment in this genus.

PMID:
21325481
PMCID:
PMC3168278
DOI:
10.1099/vir.0.029389-0
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