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Discovery and genome characterization of three new Jeilongviruses, a lineage of paramyxoviruses characterized by their unique membrane proteins

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, August 2018
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Title
Discovery and genome characterization of three new Jeilongviruses, a lineage of paramyxoviruses characterized by their unique membrane proteins
Published in
BMC Genomics, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12864-018-4995-0
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Bert Vanmechelen, Magda Bletsa, Lies Laenen, Ana Rita Lopes, Valentijn Vergote, Leen Beller, Ward Deboutte, Miša Korva, Tatjana Avšič Županc, Joëlle Goüy de Bellocq, Sophie Gryseels, Herwig Leirs, Philippe Lemey, Bram Vrancken, Piet Maes

Abstract

In the past decade, many new paramyxoviruses that do not belong to any of the seven established genera in the family Paramyxoviridae have been discovered. Amongst them are J-virus (JPV), Beilong virus (BeiPV) and Tailam virus (TlmPV), three paramyxovirus species found in rodents. Based on their similarities, it has been suggested that these viruses should compose a new genus, tentatively called 'Jeilongvirus'. Here we present the complete genomes of three newly discovered paramyxoviruses, one found in a bank vole (Myodes glareolus) from Slovenia and two in a single, co-infected Rungwe brush-furred rat (Lophuromys machangui) from Mozambique, that represent three new, separate species within the putative genus 'Jeilongvirus'. The genome organization of these viruses is similar to other paramyxoviruses, but like JPV, BeiPV and TlmPV, they possess an additional open reading frame, encoding a transmembrane protein, that is located between the F and G genes. As is the case for all Jeilongviruses, the G genes of the viruses described here are unusually large, and their encoded proteins are characterized by a remarkable amino acid composition pattern that is not seen in other paramyxoviruses, but resembles certain motifs found in Orthopneumovirus G proteins. The phylogenetic clustering of JPV, BeiPV and TlmPV with the viruses described here, as well as their shared features that set them apart from other paramyxoviruses, provide additional support for the recognition of the genus 'Jeilongvirus'.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 39 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 6 15%
Student > Master 5 13%
Researcher 3 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Other 1 3%
Unknown 10 26%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 23%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 18%
Immunology and Microbiology 5 13%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 5%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 11 28%

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