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  Simian sapeloviruses consists of three virus types isolated from monkeys: i) simian virus (SV) 2; ii) SV49; and iii) SV16, SV18, SV42, SV44 and SV45. It is proposed to call these simian sapelovirus (SSV) 1, SSV-2 and SSV-3. Note: I had originally designated SV16, etc. as SSV-2 and SV49 as SSV-3, however, in a recent publication (Victoria et al., 2008) the genome sequence of a virus closely related to SV49 was described as SSV-2. Therefore I have swapped the names of SSV-2 and SSV-3 around to confirm to the published designations.


References

Oberste, M.S., Maher, K. and Pallansch, M.A. (2002). Molecular phylogeny and proposed classification of the simian picornaviruses. J. Virol. 76: 1244-1251.

Oberste, M.S., Maher, K. and Pallansch, M.A. (2003). Genomic evidence that simian virus 2 and six other simian picornaviruses represent a new genus in Picornaviridae. Virology 314: 283-293.

Pöyry, T., Kinnunen, L., Hovi, T. and Hyypiä, T. (1999). Relationships between simian and human enteroviruses. Journal of General Virology 80: 635-638.

Victoria, J.G., Kapoor, A., Dupuis, K., Schnurr, D.P. and Delwart, E.L. (2008). Rapid identification of known and new RNA viruses from animal tissues. PLoS Pathog 4(9): e1000163. doi:10.1371/journal.ppat.1000163.

 

 

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