Chapparvoviruses occur in at least three vertebrate classes and have a broad biogeographic distribution

William Marciel de Souza, Marilia Farignoli Romeiro, Marcílio Jorge Fumagalli, Sejal Modha, Jansen de Araujo, Luzia Helena Queiroz, Edison Luiz Durigon, Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo, Pablo Ramiro Murcia, Robert James Gifford

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Chapparvoviruses are a highly divergent group of parvoviruses (family Parvoviridae) that have recently been identified via metagenomic sampling of animal faeces. Here, we report the sequences of six novel chapparvoviruses identified through both metagenomic sampling of bat tissues and in silico screening of published vertebrate genome assemblies. The novel chapparvoviruses share several distinctive genomic features and group together as a robustly supported monophyletic clade in phylogenetic trees. Our data indicate that chapparvoviruses have a broad host range in vertebrates and a global distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Article number000671
Pages (from-to)225-229
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Virology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2017

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  • Endogenous virus
  • Evolution
  • Metagenomics
  • Parvovirus
  • Virus discovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology


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