Kunsagivirus C

Child level

Kunsagivirus C seqs

Same level

Kunsagivirus A
Kunsagivirus B
Kunsagivirus C
  Kunsagivirus C is a species in the genus Kunsagivirus. There are two types: kunsagivirus C1 was found in yellow baboons (Papio cynocephalus) and named bakunsavirus (Buechler et al., 2017); kunsagivirus C2 was found in vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) and named Lanama virus (Kuhn et al., 2020).

Genome organisation:

Kunsagivirus C1:

Kunsagivirus C2:


Buechler CR, Bailey AL, Lauck M, Heffron A, Johnson JC, Campos Lawson C, Rogers J, Kuhn JH, O'Connor DH. Genome Sequence of a Novel Kunsagivirus (PicornaviridaeKunsagivirus) from a Wild Baboon (Papio cynocephalus). Genome Announc. 2017 May 4;5(18):e00261-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00261-17. PMID: 28473378; PMCID: PMC5477186.

Kuhn JH, Sibley SD, Chapman CA, Knowles NJ, Lauck M, Johnson JC, Campos Lawson C, Lackemeyer MG, Valenta K, Omeja P, Jahrling PB, O’Connor DH, Goldberg TL. Discovery of Lanama Virus, a Distinct Member of Species Kunsagivirus C (Picornavirales: Picornaviridae), in Wild Vervet Monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus). Viruses 2020, 12, 1436; doi:10.3390/v12121436.

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