Archives of Virology

, Volume 155, Issue 8, pp 1295–1299

Xi River virus, a new bat reovirus isolated in southern China

  • Linfeng Du
  • Zongji Lu
  • Yu Fan
  • Keyin Meng
  • Yu Jiang
  • Yan Zhu
  • Shumin Wang
  • Wanjun Gu
  • Xiaohuan Zou
  • Changchun Tu
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-010-0690-4

Cite this article as:
Du, L., Lu, Z., Fan, Y. et al. Arch Virol (2010) 155: 1295. doi:10.1007/s00705-010-0690-4

Abstract

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Linfeng Du
    • 1
  • Zongji Lu
    • 2
  • Yu Fan
    • 1
  • Keyin Meng
    • 1
  • Yu Jiang
    • 1
  • Yan Zhu
    • 3
  • Shumin Wang
    • 2
  • Wanjun Gu
    • 2
  • Xiaohuan Zou
    • 1
  • Changchun Tu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Veterinary SciencesAcademy of Military Medical SciencesChangchunPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Veterinary College of Foshan UniversityFoshanPeople’s Republic of China
  3. 3.Veterinary College of Northeast Agricultural UniversityHarbinPeople’s Republic of China