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  Murine kobuvirus 1 (MuKV-1) M-5 was amplified from the faeces of a canyon mouse (Peromyscus crinitus) in the USA in 2010 (Phan et al., 2011). MuKV-1 is most closely related to, but distinct from, both canine kobuvirus 1 and Aichi virus 1.

A second sequence (partial 3D+3'UTR) of a MuKV has been released on GenBank (JQ408726), It was identified in a striped field mouse (Apodemus agrarius) in Hungary in 2010 (Farkas et al., 2012). The two sequences have 83.6% nt identity over the whole sequence and 93.2% aa identity in the 3D pol.

The nearly complete genome (the 5'UTR and part of the leader-coding region are missing) of a kobuvirus found in sewage in Kathmandu, Nepal has been sequenced (Ng et al., 2012). It is most closely related to murine kobuvirus 1.


References

Farkas, T., Fey, B., Keller, G., Martella, V. and Egyed, L. (2012). Molecular detection of novel astroviruses in wild and laboratory mice. Virus Genes 45: 518-525.

Ng, T.F., Marine, R., Wang, C., Simmonds, P., Kapusinszky, B., Bodhidatta, L., Oderinde, B.S., Wommack, K.E. and Delwart, E. (2012). High variety of known and new RNA and DNA viruses of diverse origins in untreated sewage. J. Virol. 86: 12161-12175. 

Phan, T.G., Kapusinszky, B., Wang, C., Rose, R.K., Lipton, H.L. and Delwart, E.L. (2011). The fecal viral flora of wild rodents. PLoS Pathog 7(9): e1002218. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1002218.

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