A New Insect-Specific Flavivirus from Northern Australia Suppresses Replication of West Nile Virus and Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus in Co-infected Mosquito Cells

@article{HobsonPeters2013ANI,
  title={A New Insect-Specific Flavivirus from Northern Australia Suppresses Replication of West Nile Virus and Murray Valley Encephalitis Virus in Co-infected Mosquito Cells},
  author={Jody Hobson-Peters and Alice Y Yam and Jennifer Lu and Yin Xiang Setoh and Fiona J. May and Nina Kurucz and Susan J Walsh and Natalie A. Prow and Steven S. Davis and Richard P. Weir and Lorna F. Melville and Neville Hunt and Richard I. Webb and Bradley J Blitvich and Peter I. Whelan and Roy A. Hall},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2013},
  volume={8}
}
Recent reports of a novel group of flaviviruses that replicate only in mosquitoes and appear to spread through insect populations via vertical transmission have emerged from around the globe. To date, there is no information on the presence or prevalence of these insect-specific flaviviruses (ISFs) in Australian mosquito species. To assess whether such viruses occur locally, we used reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and flavivirus universal primers that are specific to… Expand
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