Title

Novel Cyclovirus Discovered in the Florida Woods Cockroach Eurycotis floridana (Walker)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2013

Keywords

Fecal Matter, Insect Prey, Alternative Donor, Number JX569794, Accession Number JX569794

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-013-1606-x

Abstract

A novel cyclovirus (proposed genus “Cyclovirus”, family Circoviridae) was discovered in a specimen of Eurycotis floridana (Walker), also known as the Florida woods cockroach or palmetto bug, collected from Tarpon Springs, Florida. The Florida woods cockroach–associated cyclovirus GS140 (FWCasCyV-GS140) was obtained through a degenerate PCR assay and showed 64 % genome-wide pairwise identity to a cyclovirus identified in bat feces. This finding supports recent reports suggesting that Circoviridae members, traditionally thought to only infect vertebrates, are present within insect populations.

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Yes

Citation / Publisher Attribution

Archives of Virology, v. 158, issue 6, p. 1389-1392

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