Diverse cressdnaviruses and an anellovirus identified in the fecal samples of yellow-bellied marmots

Anthony Khalifeh, Daniel T. Blumstein, Rafaela S. Fontenele, Kara Schmidlin, Cécile Richet, Simona Kraberger, Arvind Varsani

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Abstract

Over that last decade, coupling multiple strand displacement approaches with high throughput sequencing have resulted in the identification of genomes of diverse groups of small circular DNA viruses. Using a similar approach but with recovery of complete genomes by PCR, we identified a diverse group of single-stranded viruses in yellow-bellied marmot (Marmota flaviventer) fecal samples. From 13 fecal samples we identified viruses in the family Genomoviridae (n = 7) and Anelloviridae (n = 1), and several others that ware part of the larger Cressdnaviricota phylum but not within established families (n = 19). There were also circular DNA molecules identified (n = 4) that appear to encode one viral-like gene and have genomes of <1545 nts. This study gives a snapshot of viruses associated with marmots based on fecal sampling.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)89-96
Number of pages8
JournalVirology
Volume554
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2021

Keywords

  • Anelloviridae
  • Cressdnaviricota
  • Genomoviridae
  • Marmota flaviventer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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