Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Arch Virol. 2012 Mar;157(3):525-30. doi: 10.1007/s00705-011-1192-8. Epub 2011 Dec 15.

Novel picornavirus in domesticated common quail (Coturnix coturnix) in Hungary.

Author information

1
Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric Viruses, ÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health Service, Szabadság út 7, Pécs 7623, Hungary.

Abstract

This study reports the detection of a novel picornavirus in domesticated common quail (Coturnix coturnix) in Hungary. The 8159-nucleotide (nt)-long RNA genome of this virus, named quail picornavirus (QPV1-HUN/2010; JN674502), shows only 43%, 39% and 47% amino acid (aa) identity in the P1 (857 aa), P2 (458 aa) and P3 (777 aa) coding regions respectively, to the closest reference, avian sapelovirus. The 5'UTR contains a variant type IV IRES with a 20-nt-long apical "8"-like structure that is conserved in avian-origin and seal picornaviruses. The 390-aa-long L protein is cysteine rich and encodes two copies of a 34-aa-long repeat motif. Quail picornavirus represents a novel picornavirus species and perhaps a novel genus.

PMID:
22170478
DOI:
10.1007/s00705-011-1192-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Support Center