Archives of Virology

, 154:1685 | Cite as

Phylogenetic analysis of a near-full-length sequence of an erythrovirus genotype 3 strain isolated in Brazil

  • Lilian Walsh Keller
  • Maria Luisa Barbosa
  • Fernando Lucas Melo
  • Lilian M. Pereira
  • Elias David-Neto
  • Luiz E. Lanhez
  • Edison Luiz Durigon
Brief Report


Human parvovirus B19 is the only member of the genus Erythrovirus that causes human disease. Recent findings of several strains with considerable sequence divergence from B19 have suggested a new classification for parvovirus genotypes as 1 (B19), 2 (A-6 and LaLi) and 3 (V9). In their overall DNA sequence, the three genotypes differ by ~10%. Here, we report the isolation of a genotype-3-related strain named BR543 during a prospective study conducted in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Analysis of the nearly full-length genome sequence of BR543 indicates that this B19 variant sequence clusters with Gh2768, a strain from Ghana belonging to subtype 3b, and showed mostly synonymous substitutions.


BR543 Strain Erythema Infectiosum Good Evolutionary Model Considerable Sequence Divergence Common Human Pathogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lilian Walsh Keller
    • 1
  • Maria Luisa Barbosa
    • 2
  • Fernando Lucas Melo
    • 1
  • Lilian M. Pereira
    • 3
  • Elias David-Neto
    • 3
  • Luiz E. Lanhez
    • 3
  • Edison Luiz Durigon
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Biomedical Science, Department of MicrobiologyUniversity of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Institute Adolfo LutzSao PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Renal Transplantation Unit, Hospital of ClinicsUniversity of Sao PauloSao PauloBrazil

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