Discovery of a novel circular DNA virus in the Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi

Elizabeth Fahsbender, Ian Hewson, Karyna Rosario, Allison D. Tuttle, Arvind Varsani, Mya Breitbart

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Abstract

A single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) virus, Asterias forbesi-associated circular virus (AfaCV), was discovered in a Forbes sea star displaying symptoms of sea star wasting disease (SSWD). The AfaCV genome organization is typical of circular Rep-encoding ssDNA (CRESS-DNA) viruses and is similar to that of members of the family Circoviridae. PCR-based surveys indicate that AfaCV is not clearly associated with SSWD, whereas the sea star-associated densovirus (SSaDV), recently implicated in SSWD in the Pacific, was prevalent in symptomatic specimens. AfaCV represents the first CRESS-DNA virus detected in echinoderms, adding to the growing diversity of these viruses recently recovered from invertebrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2349-2351
Number of pages3
JournalArchives of Virology
Volume160
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 26 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Asterias
Starfish
Circular DNA
DNA Viruses
Satellite Viruses
Wasting Syndrome
Single-Stranded DNA
Circoviridae
Densovirus
Viruses
Invertebrates
Genome
Polymerase Chain Reaction

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Fahsbender, E., Hewson, I., Rosario, K., Tuttle, A. D., Varsani, A., & Breitbart, M. (2015). Discovery of a novel circular DNA virus in the Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi. Archives of Virology, 160(9), 2349-2351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-015-2503-2

Discovery of a novel circular DNA virus in the Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi. / Fahsbender, Elizabeth; Hewson, Ian; Rosario, Karyna; Tuttle, Allison D.; Varsani, Arvind; Breitbart, Mya.

In: Archives of Virology, Vol. 160, No. 9, 26.06.2015, p. 2349-2351.

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Fahsbender, E, Hewson, I, Rosario, K, Tuttle, AD, Varsani, A & Breitbart, M 2015, 'Discovery of a novel circular DNA virus in the Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi', Archives of Virology, vol. 160, no. 9, pp. 2349-2351. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00705-015-2503-2
Fahsbender, Elizabeth ; Hewson, Ian ; Rosario, Karyna ; Tuttle, Allison D. ; Varsani, Arvind ; Breitbart, Mya. / Discovery of a novel circular DNA virus in the Forbes sea star, Asterias forbesi. In: Archives of Virology. 2015 ; Vol. 160, No. 9. pp. 2349-2351.
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