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Virus Genes. 2015 Aug;51(1):132-5. doi: 10.1007/s11262-015-1210-0. Epub 2015 May 27.

A new gyrovirus in human feces.

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Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, CA, 94118, USA.

Abstract

A novel gyrovirus genome found in the feces of an adult with diarrhea is described. The genome shows the three expected main ORFs encoding a structural protein (VP1), nonstructural protein (VP2), and Apoptin protein (VP3), which shared identities of 41, 42, and 38 % with those of the most closely related gyrovirus proteins, respectively. Given the high divergence in its genome, this gyrovirus may be considered the prototype for a new viral species (GyV9) in the Gyrovirus genus. Because the closest relatives of this gyrovirus infect chicken, a possible dietary origin for the presence of this virus in human feces is discussed.

PMID:
26013257
PMCID:
PMC4519424
DOI:
10.1007/s11262-015-1210-0
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