Virus Genes

, Volume 53, Issue 3, pp 487–490 | Cite as

Rotavirus I in feces of a cat with diarrhea

  • Tung G. Phan
  • Christian M. Leutenegger
  • Roxanne Chan
  • Eric DelwartEmail author


A divergent rotavirus I was detected using viral metagenomics in the feces of a cat with diarrhea. The eleven segments of rotavirus I strain Felis catus encoded non-structural and structural proteins with amino acid identities ranging from 25 to 79% to the only two currently sequenced members of that viral species both derived from canine feces. No other eukaryotic viral sequences nor bacterial and protozoan pathogens were detected in this fecal sample suggesting the involvement of rotavirus I in feline diarrhea.


Rotavirus Feces Diarrhea Cat Metagenomics 



We acknowledge support from IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.

Author contributions

TP, CL, and ED: designed the study; TP and CL: performed experiments; TP, CL, and ED: wrote the manuscript; and CL and RC: provided clinical information and samples.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tung G. Phan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Christian M. Leutenegger
    • 3
  • Roxanne Chan
    • 4
  • Eric Delwart
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Blood Systems Research InstituteSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Laboratory MedicineUniversity of California at San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA
  3. 3.IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.West SacramentoUSA
  4. 4.IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.TorontoCanada

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