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Type of publication: Journal Article
Type of document: Note

Year: 2021

Authors: Seitz, K; Kübber-Heiss, A; Auer, A; Dinhopl, N; Posautz, A; Mötz, M; Kiesler, A; Hochleithner, C; Hochleithner, M; Springler, G; Lehmbecker, A; Weissenböck, H; Rümenapf, T; Riedel, C

Title: Discovery of a phylogenetically distinct poxvirus in diseased Crocodilurus amazonicus (family Teiidae).

Source: Arch Virol. 2021 166 (4) 1183-1191.

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Authors Vetmeduni Vienna:

Auer Angelika
Dinhopl Nora
Kiesler Alexandra
Kübber-Heiss Anna
Mötz Marlene
Posautz Annika
Riedel Christiane
Rümenapf Hans Tillmann
Seitz Kerstin
Weissenböck Herbert

Vetmed Research Units
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Medicine
Institute of Pathology
Institute of Virology
Research Institute of Wildlife Ecology

A novel poxvirus was discovered in Crocodilurus amazonicus (Teiidae) presenting with a debilitating skin disease. The generated first genome sequence of a reptilian poxvirus revealed the closest phylogenetic relationship to avipoxviruses, highlighting potential virus exchanges between avian and reptilian species.

Keywords Pubmed: Animals
DNA, Viralgenetics
Genome, Viralgenetics
Poxviridaeclassificationgeneticsisolation & purification
Poxviridae Infectionspathologyveterinaryvirology
Skin Diseases, Viralpathologyveterinaryvirology
Viral Proteinsgenetics

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