Ledantevirus: a proposed new genus in the Rhabdoviridae has a strong ecological association with bats

Blasdell, Kim R., Widen, Steven G., Wood, Thomas G., Holmes, Edward C., Vasilakis, Nikos, Tesh, Robert B., Walker, Peter J., Guzman, Hilda, and Firth, Cadhla (2015) Ledantevirus: a proposed new genus in the Rhabdoviridae has a strong ecological association with bats. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 92. pp. 405-410.

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The Le Dantec serogroup of rhabdoviruses comprises Le Dantec virus from a human with encephalitis and Keuriliba virus from rodents, each isolated in Senegal. The Kern Canyon serogroup comprises a loosely connected set of rhabdoviruses many of which have been isolated from bats, including Kern Canyon virus from California, Nkolbisson virus from Cameroon, Central African Republic, and Cote d'Ivoire, Kolente virus from Guinea, Mount Elgon bat and Fikirini viruses from Kenya, and Oita virus from Japan. Fukuoka virus isolated from mosquitoes, midges, and cattle in Japan, Barur virus from a rodent in India and Nishimuro virus from pigs in Japan have also been linked genetically or serologically to this group. Here, we analyze the genome sequences and phylogenetic relationships of this set of viruses. We show that they form three subgroups within a monophyletic group, which we propose should constitute the new genus Ledantevirus.

Item ID: 59905
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1476-1645
Funders: Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, National Institute of Health (NIH), USA, National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (NHMRC)
Projects and Grants: NIH HSN272201000040I/HHSN27200004/D04
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2019 00:11
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0605 Microbiology > 060504 Microbial Ecology @ 30%
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