Passerivirus A

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Passerivirus A seqs

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Passerivirus A
Passerivirus B
  Passerivirus A is a species in the genus Passerivirus. The name was changed in July 2013 from "Saapivirus" at the request of the ICTV Executive Committee.

A picornavirus has been identified in wild birds (thrushes) of the family
Turdidae (Woo et al., 2010). The authors provisionally named the virus turdivirus 1 (TV-1) and suggested that it should be a member of a novel picornavirus genus with the suggested name "Orthoturdivirus". The Picornaviridae Study Group has decided that these names are unsuitable and have designated the virus passerivirus as outlined above. See also oscivirus (turdivirus 2 and 3).

Genome organisation:

(note: passerivirus may have two VPgs)


Woo, P.C., Lau, S.K., Huang, Y., Lam, C.S., Poon, R.W., Tsoi, H.W., Lee, P., Tse, H., Chan, A.S., Luk, G., Chan, K.H. and Yuen, K.Y. (2010). Comparative analysis of six genome sequences of three novel picornaviruses, turdiviruses 1, 2 and 3, in dead wild birds and proposal of two novel genera, Orthoturdivirus and Paraturdivirus, in Picornaviridae. J. Gen. Virol. 91: 2433-2448. 2010 Jun 16. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 20554801.

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