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  Three picornaviruses have been discovered in bats in Hong Kong SAR (Lau et al., 2011). They appear to be most closely related to the sapeloviruses.

Bat picornavirus 3 (BPV-3)

BPV-3 was detected in the Great round-leaf bat (Hipposideros armiger) and the Chinese horseshoe bat (Rhinolophus sinicus).

Genome organisation:

VPg+5’UTRIRES-I[L/1A-1B-1C-1D/2Apro?-2B-2C/3A-3BVPg-3Cpro-3Dpol]3’UTR-poly(A)


References

Lau, S.K., Woo, P.C., Lai, K.K., Huang, Y., Yip, C.C., Shek, C.T., Lee, P., Lam, C.S., Chan, K.H. and Yuen, K.Y. (2011). Complete genome analysis of three novel picornaviruses from diverse bat species. J. Virol. 85: 8819-8828. [Epub ahead of print 2011 Jun 22].



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