Xi River virus, a new bat reovirus isolated in southern China
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- Du, L., Lu, Z., Fan, Y. et al. Arch Virol (2010) 155: 1295. doi:10.1007/s00705-010-0690-4
Nelson Bay orthoreovirus (NBV) is a species in the genus Orthoreovirus, family Reoviridae, containing 4, possibly 5, members. Here, we report a putative sixth member, Xi River virus (XRV), isolated from fruit bats collected in a location near the Xi River, Guangdong Province, China. This virus showed the same electron microscopic morphology as NBV, fusogenic CPE, and a 10-segmented double-strand RNA genome, as well as high sequence identity to NBV members. It is the first bat reovirus isolated in China.