Unassigned cosaviruses

Child level

Cosavirus seqs

Same level

Cosavirus A
Cosavirus B
Cosavirus D
Cosavirus E
Cosavirus F
Unassigned cosaviruses
  Within the genus Cosavirus, there are five species, Cosavirus A, Cosavirus B, Cosavirus D, Cosavirus E and Cosavirus F (Kapoor et al., 2008; Holtz et al., 2008; Kapusinszky et al., 2012). The candidate species, 'Cosavirus C', has not been fully sequenced and is defined as distinct based on 2C and 3CD analyses alone (Kapoor et al., 2008).


Holtz, L.R., Finkbeiner, S.R., Kirkwood, C.D. and Wang, D. (2008). Identification of a novel picornavirus related to cosaviruses in a child with acute diarrhea. Virology Journal 5: 159; doi:10.1186/1743-422X-5-159.

Kapoor, A., Victoria, J., Simmonds, P., Slikas, E., Chieochansin, T., Naeem, A., Shaukat, S., Sharif, S., Masroor Alam, M., Angez, M., Wang, C., Shafer, R.W., Zaidi, S. and Delwart, E. (2008). A highly prevalent and genetically diversified Picornaviridae genus in South Asian children. Proc. Natl. Aad. Sci., USA 105: 20482-20487. doi 10.1073 pnas.0807979105.

Kapusinszky, B., Phan, T.G., Kapoor, A. and Delwart, E. (2012). Genetic diversity of the genus Cosavirus in the family Picornaviridae: a new species, recombination, and 26 new genotypes. PLoS One. 7(5):e36685. Epub 2012 May 16.

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