Archives of Virology

, Volume 158, Issue 10, pp 2163–2167

Novel seadornavirus (family Reoviridae) related to Banna virus in Europe

  • Gábor Reuter
  • Ákos Boros
  • Eric Delwart
  • Péter Pankovics
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-013-1712-9

Cite this article as:
Reuter, G., Boros, Á., Delwart, E. et al. Arch Virol (2013) 158: 2163. doi:10.1007/s00705-013-1712-9

Abstract

Banna virus, whose genome is composed of 12 segments of double-stranded RNA, is a member of the genus Seadornavirus in the family Reoviridae and is thought to be an emerging mosquito-transmitted human pathogen in Southeast Asia. A novel phylogenetic relative of Banna virus (Balaton virus, BALV, JX947843-JX947850 and KC522611-KC522612) was identified using viral metagenomics in the intestinal contents of freshwater carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Hungary. The amino acid sequence identity of Balaton virus to homologous proteins of Banna viruses was 25-26 % for segment 12 (VP12) and 61-62 % for segment 1 (VP1), indicating that Balaton virus potentially represents a novel seadornavirus species. This study demonstrates that seadornaviruses are genetically diverse, not restricted geographically to Southeast Asia and present in an aquatic environment.

Keywords

Banna virus Kadipiro virus Liao ning virus Balaton virus Reoviridae Seadornavirus Double-stranded RNA virus Europe 

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© Springer-Verlag Wien 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gábor Reuter
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Ákos Boros
    • 1
  • Eric Delwart
    • 2
    • 3
  • Péter Pankovics
    • 1
  1. 1.Regional Laboratory of Virology, National Reference Laboratory of Gastroenteric VirusesÁNTSZ Regional Institute of State Public Health ServicePécsHungary
  2. 2.Blood Systems Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

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