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J Gen Virol. 2014 Jun;95(Pt 6):1390-5. doi: 10.1099/vir.0.061887-0. Epub 2014 Mar 19.

Tanay virus, a new species of virus isolated from mosquitoes in the Philippines.

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1
Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto-machi 1-12-4, Nagasaki City 852-8523, Japan.
2
Central Laboratory, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto-machi 1-12-4, Nagasaki City 852-8523, Japan.
3
Department of Vector Ecology and Environment, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto-machi 1-12-4, Nagasaki City 852-8523, Japan.
4
Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto-machi 1-12-4, Nagasaki City 852-8523, Japan Research and Biotechnology, St. Luke's Medical Center, 279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd, Quezon City 1102, Philippines.
5
Research and Biotechnology, St. Luke's Medical Center, 279 E. Rodriguez Sr. Blvd, Quezon City 1102, Philippines.
6
Department of Virology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto-machi 1-12-4, Nagasaki City 852-8523, Japan moritak@nagasaki-u.ac.jp.

Abstract

In 2005, we isolated a new species of virus from mosquitoes in the Philippines. The virion was elliptical in shape and had a short single projection. The virus was named Tanay virus (TANAV) after the locality in which it was found. TANAV genomic RNA was a 9562 nt+poly-A positive strand, and polycistronic. The longest ORF contained putative RNA-dependent RNA polymerase (RdRP); however, conserved short motifs in the RdRP were permuted. TANAV was phylogenetically close to Negevirus, a recently proposed taxon of viruses isolated from haemophagic insects, and to some plant viruses, such as citrus leprosis virus C, hibiscus green spot virus and blueberry necrotic ring blotch virus. In this paper, we describe TANAV and the permuted structure of its RdRP, and discuss its phylogeny together with those of plant viruses and negevirus.

PMID:
24646751
DOI:
10.1099/vir.0.061887-0
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