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Genome Announc. 2017 Sep 7;5(36). pii: e01001-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01001-17.

Genome Sequence of a Novel Picorna-Like RNA Virus from Feces of the Antarctic Fur Seal (Arctocephalus gazella).

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Institut für Infektionsmedizin der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel und des Universitätsklinikums Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Kiel, Kiel, Germany.
CF DNA-Sequenzierung, Leibniz Institut für Alternsforschung, Fritz Lipmann Institut, Jena, Germany.
AG Polar- und Ornitho-Ökologie, Institut für Ökologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany.
Sektion Experimentelle Virologie, Institut für Medizinische Mikrobiologie, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Jena, Germany


A novel RNA virus was detected in a fecal sample collected from the Antarctic fur seal (Arctocephalus gazella) in King George Island, Antarctica. The almost-complete genome sequence reveals two open reading frames and a dicistrovirus-like gene order.

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