Discovery of a novel Tymoviridae-like virus in mosquitoes from Mexico.
Tangudu, Chandra S
Hurt, Stefanie L
Blitvich, Bradley J
Archives of virology
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Charles, J., Tangudu, C. S., Hurt, S. L., Tumescheit, C., Firth, A., Garcia-Rejon, J. E., Machain-Williams, C., & et al. (2019). Discovery of a novel Tymoviridae-like virus in mosquitoes from Mexico.. Archives of virology, 164 (2), 649-652. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-4098-x
A novel Tymoviridae-like virus, designated Ek Balam virus, was isolated from male Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes collected in Yucatan, Mexico. The genome was fully sequenced and shown to have no more than 69% nt. identity to its closest known relative. Mosquito cells were permissive to Ek Balam virus replication but mammalian and avian cells were refractory, suggesting that vertebrates are not involved in the maintenance of the virus in nature.
Animals, Culex, Tymoviridae, Phylogeny, Base Sequence, Genome, Viral, Open Reading Frames, Molecular Sequence Data, Mexico, Male
WELLCOME TRUST (106207/Z/14/Z)
European Commission Horizon 2020 (H2020) ERC (646891)
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-018-4098-x
This record's URL: https://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/286510