A feline rotavirus G3P carries traces of multiple reassortment events and resembles rare human G3P rotaviruses
- Autori: Martella, V.; Potgieter, A.; Lorusso, E.; DE GRAZIA, S.; Giammanco, G.; Matthijnssens, J.; Bányai, K.; Ciarlet, M.; Lavazza, A.; Decaro, N.; Buonavoglia, C.
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2011
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/55931
The full-length genome sequence of a feline G3P rotavirus (RV) strain, BA222, identified from the intestinal content of an adult cat, was determined. Strain BA222 possessed a G3-P-I2-R2-C2-M2-A3-N1-T3-E2-H3 genomic constellation, differing substantially from other feline RVs. Phylogenetic analyses of each genome segment revealed common origins with selected animal and zoonotic human RVs, notably with rare multi-reassortant human G3P RVs (Ita/PAI58/96 and Ita/PAH136/96). Altogether, the findings suggest that feline RVs are genetically diverse and that human RVs may occasionally originate either directly or indirectly (via reassortment) from feline RVs.