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  Two picornaviruses have been found in Chinese softshell turtles (Pelodiscus sinensis). They were named Pelodiscus sinensis picornavirus 1 (Pan et al., unpub.) and Chinese softshell turtle picornavirus 2 (Shi et al., 2018). Their 3D polymerases are about 95% identical.


Shi M, Lin XD, Chen X, Tian JH, Chen LJ, Li K, Wang W, Eden JS, Shen JJ, Liu L, Holmes EC, Zhang YZ. The evolutionary history of vertebrate RNA viruses. Nature. 2018 Apr 4. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0012-7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29618816.

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