A thorough understanding of the diversity of viruses in wildlife provides epidemiological baseline information about potential pathogens. Metagenomic analysis of the enteric viral flora revealed a new anellovirus and bocavirus species in pine martens and a new circovirus-like virus and geminivirus-related DNA virus in European badgers. In addition, sequences with homology to viruses from the families Paramyxo- and Picornaviridae were detected.

Anellovirus, Bocavirus, Breviviridae, Circoviridae, DNA virus, European badger, Geminivirus, Nanoviridae, Paramyxovirus, Parvovirus, Picornavirus, Pine Marten, Reovirus, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum, Sclerotinia sclerotiorum hypovirulence associated DNA virus 1, Torque teno virus, animal experiment, article, feces microflora, female, genetic distance, genome analysis, host, male, metagenomics, microbiological examination, new genus, next generation sequencing, open reading frame, phylogenetic tree, phylogeny, priority journal, rectal swab, sequence analysis, sequence homology, virus, virus capsid, virus detection, wild animal
dx.doi.org/10.1128/JVI.06373-11, hdl.handle.net/1765/39197
Journal of Virology
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This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/223498 - European management platform for emerging and re-emerging infectious disease entities (EMPERIE)
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

van den Brand, J.M.A, van Leeuwen, J.L, Schapendonk, C.M.E, Simon, J.H, Haagmans, B.L, Osterhaus, A.D.M.E, & Smits, S.L. (2012). Metagenomic analysis of the viral flora of pine marten and european badger feces. Journal of Virology, 86(4), 2360–2365. doi:10.1128/JVI.06373-11