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Characterization of the Bujaru, frijoles and Tapara antigenic complexes into the sandfly fever group and two unclassified phleboviruses from Brazil

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Nunes-Neto, Joaquim Pinto ; de Souza, William Marciel ; Acrani, Gustavo Olszanski ; Romeiro, Marilia Farignoli ; Fumagalli, MarcilioJorge ; Vieira, Luiz Carlos ; de Almeida Medeiros, Daniele Barbosa ; Lima, Juliana Abreu ; Silva de Lima, Clayton Pereira ; Cardoso, Jedson Ferreira ; Moraes Figueiredo, Luiz Tadeu ; da Silva, Sandro Patroca ; Tesh, Robert ; Teixeira Nunes, Marcio Roberto ; da Costa Vasconcelos, Pedro Fernando
Total Authors: 15
Document type: Journal article
Source: JOURNAL OF GENERAL VIROLOGY; v. 98, n. 4, p. 585-594, APR 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 4

The genus Phlebovirus includes the sandfly fever viruses and tick-transmitted uukuviruses. Sandfly fever group viruses have been isolated from various vertebrate species and from phlebotomines and occasionally alternative arthropods, e.g. mosquitoes, or ceratopogonids of the genus Culicoides. Uukuniemi serogroup viruses have been isolated from various vertebrate species and from ticks. Despite the public health importance of some viruses of the genus, the genomic diversity of phleboviruses that could be incriminated as causative of human or veterinary diseases remains underestimated. Here we describe the nearly complete sequences and genomic characterization of two phleboviruses belonging to the Bujaruantigenic complex: the prototype species and the Munguba virus. Furthermore, six previously unclassified phleboviruses isolated in Brazil were also sequenced and characterized: Ambe, Anhanga, Joa, Uriurana, Urucuri and Tapara viruses. The results of the phylogenetic analysis indicated that these viruses group with viruses of three antigenic complexes (Bujaru, Tapara and frijoles clades), with two unclassified phleboviruses. We also performed genomic reassortment analysis and confirmed that there were no events for the viruses described in this study, but we found a new potential reassortment in Medjerda Valley virus, which contains S and L segments of Arbia virus, and probably a unique M segment, both viruses circulate in the same geographic region, indicating these two isolates represent two distinct viruses. This study provides insights into the genetic diversity, classification and evolution of phleboviruses. (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
FAPESP's process: 13/14929-1 - Detection of arbovirus and other RNA viruses by real time RT-PCR and study of the viroma
Grantee:Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 14/02438-6 - Studies with Bunyaviridae that produce human disease
Grantee:Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/05778-5 - Bioinformatics analysis of data of viral metagenomic of animals from Brazil and Antarctica
Grantee:William Marciel de Souza
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 16/01414-1 - Production of recombinant viral antigenic peptides and development of methods for serological diagnosis of infections by Chikungunya, Mayaro and Zika viruses
Grantee:Marcilio Jorge Fumagalli
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 14/20851-8 - Study about Alphavirus and Flavivirus infections in samples of blood bank
Grantee:Marilia Farignoli Romeiro
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate