Boosepivirus B

Child level

Boosepivirus B seqs

Same level

Boosepivirus A
Boosepivirus B
Boosepivirus C
  The species Boosepivirus B belongs to the genus Boosepivirus. Originally called bovine picornavirus Japan (BPV-J) group B.

Five complete (or nearly complete) genome sequences were detected in cattle faeces collected in Hokkaido Prefecture in 2009. There were most closely related to the sapelo-like viruses bat picornavirus 1-2, bat picornavirus 3, feline picornavirus 1 and canine picornavirus 1 (Nagai et al., 2015).

The five bovine picornaviruses fell into two genetic groups, which I have labelled A (Boosepivirus A) and B (Boosepivirus B):

A) Bo-11-39/2009/JPN (LC006971).

B) Bo-12-3/2009/JPN (LC036579), Bo-12-7/2009/JPN (LC036580), Bo-12-11/2009/JPN (LC036581) and Bo-12-38/2009/JPN (LC036582).

Their polyprotein sequences share only about 52% aa identity, suggesting that they may represent two distinct virus species.

Genome organisation:



Nagai, M., Omatsu, T., Aoki, H., Kaku, Y., Belsham, G.J., Haga, K., Naoi, Y., Sano, K., Umetsu, M., Shiokawa, M., Tsuchiaka, S., Furuya, T., Okazaki, S., Katayama, Y., Oba, M., Shirai, J., Katayama, K. and Mizutani, T. (2015). Identification and complete genome analysis of novel picornavirus in bovine in Japan. Virus Res. 2015 Aug 7. pii: S0168-1702(15)30033-2. doi: 10.1016/j.virusres.2015.08.001. [Epub ahead of print]

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