A novel papillomavirus in Adélie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) faeces sampled at the Cape Crozier colony, Antarctica.

  title={A novel papillomavirus in Ad{\'e}lie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) faeces sampled at the Cape Crozier colony, Antarctica.},
  author={Arvind Varsani and Simona Kraberger and Scott Jennings and Elizabeth L. Porzig and Laurel Julian and Melanie Massaro and A. Pollard and Grant Ballard and David G. Ainley},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  volume={95 Pt 6},
Papillomaviruses are epitheliotropic viruses that have circular dsDNA genomes encapsidated in non-enveloped virions. They have been found to infect a variety of mammals, reptiles and birds, but so far they have not been found in amphibians. Using a next-generation sequencing de novo assembly contig-informed recovery, we cloned and Sanger sequenced the complete genome of a novel papillomavirus from the faecal matter of Adélie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) nesting on Ross Island, Antarctica. The… 

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