Limnipivirus C

Child level

Limnipivirus C seqs

Same level

Limnipivirus A
Limnipivirus B
Limnipivirus C
Limnipivirus D
Clownfish PV
  Fathead minnow picornavirus (FHMPV) has been isolated in cell cultures from both fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) and brassy minnows (Hybognathus hankinsoni) in various states in the USA (McCann, 2012; Phelps et al., 2014). The fathead and brassy minnows belong to the family Cyprinidae.

FHMPV is most closely related to carp picornavirus and bluegill picornavirus, but may have an extra 2A polypeptide (99 aa) following VP1. These three viruses probably represent three new picornavirus species in a new genus.

Genome organisation



McCann, R.L. (2012). Viral survey of fathead minnows, golden shiners, and white suckers from baitfish dealers in Wisconsin. MSc Thesis, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, May, 2012. 65 pp.

Mor, S.K., Phelps, N.B., Barbknecht, M., Hoffman, M.A. and Goyal, S.M. (2015). A multiplex RT-PCR assay for the detection of fish picornaviruses. J. Virol. Methods 221: 131-134.

Phelps, N.B.D., Mor, S.K., Armien, A.G., Batts, W., Goodwin, A.E., Hopper, L., McCann, R., Ng, T.F.F., Puzach, C., Waltzek, T.B., Delwart, E., Winton, J. and Goyal, S.M. (2014). Isolation and molecular characterization of a novel picornavirus from baitfish in the USA. PLoS ONE 9 (2), e87593.

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