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Genetic characterization of Bhanja virus and Palma virus, two tick-borne phleboviruses

Citation
Dilcher M, Alves MJ, Finkeisen D, Hufert FT & Weidmann M (2012) Genetic characterization of Bhanja virus and Palma virus, two tick-borne phleboviruses. Virus Genes, 45 (2), pp. 311-315. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11262-012-0785-y

Abstract
The genomes of Bhanja virus (BHAV) and Palma virus (PALV) two tick-borne viruses hitherto grouped into the Bhanja virus antigenic complex of the Bunyaviridae were determined by pyrosequencing. Phylogenetic analysis groups all three segments of BHAV and PALV into a distinct clade of tick-borne phleboviruses together with the newly described severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus and Uukuniemi virus. The terminal signature sequences which are signatures for taxonomic grouping and important for virus replication and RNA transcription show marked differences in the L- and S-segments.

Keywords
Bhanja virus; Palma virus; Unassigned bunyavirus; Phlebovirus; 454 Pyrosequencing

Journal
Virus Genes: Volume 45, Issue 2

StatusPublished
Author(s)Dilcher, Meik; Alves, Maria J; Finkeisen, Dora; Hufert, Frank T; Weidmann, Manfred
Publication date31/10/2012
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/18270
PublisherSpringer
ISSN0920-8569
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