An endogenous foamy virus in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Guan Zhu Han, Michael Worobey

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Abstract

We report the discovery and analysis of an endogenous foamy virus (PSFVaye) within the genome of the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), a strepsirrhine primate from Madagascar. Phylogenetic analyses indicate that PSFVaye is divergent from all known simian foamy viruses, suggesting an association between foamy viruses and primates since the haplorrhine-strepsirrhine split. The discovery of PSFVaye indicates that primate foamy virus might be more broadly distributed than previously thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7696-7698
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Virology
Volume86
Issue number14
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2012

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Spumavirus
Primates
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Simian foamy virus
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genome
phylogeny
Daubentonia madagascariensis

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An endogenous foamy virus in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis). / Han, Guan Zhu; Worobey, Michael.

In: Journal of Virology, Vol. 86, No. 14, 07.2012, p. 7696-7698.

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