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A Metagenomic Survey of Microbes in Honey Bee Colony Collapse Disorder
The observation that irradiated combs from affected colonies can be repopulated with naive bees suggests that infection may contribute to colony collapse disorder (CCD). Expand
The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2
It is shown that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or a purposefully manipulated virus, and scenarios by which they could have arisen are discussed. Expand
Newly Discovered Ebola Virus Associated with Hemorrhagic Fever Outbreak in Uganda
Due to the sequence divergence of this new virus relative to all previously recognized ebolaviruses, these findings have important implications for design of future diagnostic assays to monitor Ebola HF disease in humans and animals, and ongoing efforts to develop effective antivirals and vaccines. Expand
Discovery of an Ebolavirus-Like Filovirus in Europe
Filoviruses, amongst the most lethal of primate pathogens, have only been reported as natural infections in sub-Saharan Africa and the Philippines. Infections of bats with the ebolaviruses andExpand
Genomic organization of Borna disease virus.
Northern analysis indicates that the virus transcribes mono- and polycistronic RNAs and uses termination/polyadenylylation signals reminiscent of those observed in other negative-strand RNA viruses. Expand
Proposal for a revised taxonomy of the family Filoviridae: classification, names of taxa and viruses, and virus abbreviations
The etymological derivation of individual names, their pronunciation, and their correct use are explained, and demarcation criteria for each taxon and virus are elaborate. Expand
Serology-Enabled Discovery of Genetically Diverse Hepaciviruses in a New Host
A versatile serology-based approach is used to determine the natural host of the only known nonprimate hepacivirus (NPHV), CHV, which is also the closest phylogenetic relative of HCV, and suggest a promising new nonPRimate animal model. Expand
RNA Viruses in Hymenopteran Pollinators: Evidence of Inter-Taxa Virus Transmission via Pollen and Potential Impact on Non-Apis Hymenopteran Species
For the first time, molecular detection of picorna-like RNA viruses (deformed wing virus, sacbrood virus and black queen cell virus) in pollen pellets collected directly from forager bees are reported, indicating that pollen itself may harbor viruses. Expand
Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation of Farmed Salmon Is Associated with Infection with a Novel Reovirus
Evidence that HSMI is associated with infection with piscine reovirus (PRV) is provided, and measures must be taken to control PRV not only because it threatens domestic salmon production but also due to the potential for transmission to wild salmon populations. Expand
Genetic Detection and Characterization of Lujo Virus, a New Hemorrhagic Fever–Associated Arenavirus from Southern Africa
Full genome analyses of LUJV showed it to be unique and branching off the ancestral node of the Old World arenaviruses, consistent with a potential distinctive receptor tropism. Expand