Complete genome sequencing of four geographically diverse strains of Batai virus

Allison Groseth, Keita Matsuno, Eric Dahlstrom, Sarah L. Anzick, Stephen F. Porcella, Hideki Ebihara

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Batai virus (BATV) is a widely distributed but poorly studied member of the Orthobunyavirus genus in the family Bunyaviridae and is of particular interest as a known participant in natural reassortment events. Both research and surveillance efforts on this and other related viruses have been hampered by the lack of available full-length sequence data covering all three genomic segments. Here, we report the complete genome sequence of four BATV strains (MM2222, Chittoor/IG-20217, UgMP-6830, and MS50) isolated from various geographical locations. Based on these data, we have determined that strain MS50 is in fact unrelated to BATV and likely represents as a novel genotype in the genus Orthobunyavirus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13844-13845
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number24
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology


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