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Analysis of the nucleocapsid gene brings new insights to the classification of Sigmodontinae-borne hantaviruses

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Souza, William M. [1] ; Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu M. [1]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Sch Med Ribeirao Preto, Virol Res Ctr, BR-14049900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY; v. 159, n. 9, p. 2475-2477, SEP 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 4

Hantaviruses, members of the family Bunyaviridae, are the causative agents of hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome in South America. Hantaviruses are currently classified into species based on the guidelines provided by the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. However, a new taxonomic system was proposed recently to classify Sigmodontinae-borne hantaviruses, which are divided currently into three phylogenetic clades corresponding to Andes, Laguna Negra, and Rio Mamore. Analyzing complete nucleocapsid gene sequences of all Sigmodontinae-borne hantaviruses, we propose the addition of a new clade and a fourth group to the already established Andes clade, allowing a better classification of the Sigmodontinae-borne hantaviruses. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/24150-9 - Research of virus in wild rodents, mosquitoes and ticks
Grantee:William Marciel de Souza
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate