Genome sequence of a single-stranded DNA virus identified in Gila monster feces

Vasishta Somayaji, Dale Denardo, Melissa Wilson Sayres, Mellecha Blake, Kara Waits, Rafaela S. Fontenele, Simona Kraberger, Arvind Varsania

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Abstract

The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is native to the Sonoran Desert. Metagenomic analyses of a Gila monster fecal sample revealed the presence of a small, circular, single-stranded DNA virus that is most closely related to a ge-mykrogvirus (family Genomoviridae) genome from caribou feces sharing 88% genome-wide pairwise identity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00925-18
JournalMicrobiology Resource Announcements
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Immunology and Microbiology (miscellaneous)
  • Genetics

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