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  Quail picornavirus 1, now named phacovirus A1 (PhV-A1), complete genome sequence was deposited in the public databases on the 12-Sep-2011 (released on 15-11-2011); accession no. JN674502 (Pankovics et al., 2012). It appears to be most closely related to the sapeloviruses.

A partial sequence from chickens with runting-stunting syndrome (Kim et al., unpub.) is most closely related to PhV-A1. It was named by the authors as chicken picornavirus HK-2014 along with two partial sequences of a virus most closely related to chicken megrivirus. This sequence (partial 3CD) has 70% nt & 81% aa identity to PhV-A1.

Related viruses have been identified in chickens in Hungary and the USA (Boros et al., 2016).

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Boros, A., Pankovics, P., Adonyi, A., Fenyvesi, H., Day, J.M., Phan, T.G., Delwart, E. and Reuter, G. (2016). A diarrheic chicken simultaneously co-infected with multiple picornaviruses: Complete genome analysis of avian picornaviruses representing up to six genera. Virology 489: 63-74. Epub 2015 Dec 18.

Kim, H., Choi, J., Lee, H. and Kwon, Y. Viral metagenomic analysis of the feces of chickens with runting-stunting syndrome. Unpublished.

Pankovics, P., Boros, A. and Reuter, G. (2012). Novel picornavirus in domesticated common quail (Coturnix coturnix) in Hungary. Arch Virol. 157: 525-530. Epub 2011 Dec 15.

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