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  Three picornaviruses have been discovered in bats in Hong Kong SAR (Lau et al., 2011). They appear to be most closely related to the sapeloviruses.

Bat picornavirus 1 (BPV-1) & BPV-2

BPV-1 was detected in the Lesser bent-winged bat (Miniopterus pusillus) and the Greater bent-winged bat (Miniopterus schreibersii).

BPV-2 was detected in the Lesser bent-winged bat (Miniopterus pusillus), the Greater bent-winged bat (Miniopterus schreibersii) and the Japanese pipistrelle (Pipistrellus abramus). However, the GenBank sequence records indicate that both BPV-2 sequences came from the Western bent-winged bat (Miniopterus magnater).

Genome organisation:

VPg+5’UTRIRES-IV[L/1A-1B-1C-1D/2Apro?-2B-2C/3A-3BVPg-3Cpro-3Dpol]3’UTR-poly(A)


References

Lau, S.K., Woo, P.C., Lai, K.K., Huang, Y., Yip, C.C., Shek, C.T., Lee, P., Lam, C.S., Chan, K.H. and Yuen, K.Y. (2011). Complete genome analysis of three novel picornaviruses from diverse bat species. J. Virol. 85: 8819-8828. [Epub ahead of print 2011 Jun 22].



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