Endogenous Gibbon Ape Leukemia Virus Identified in a Rodent (Melomys burtoni subsp.) from Wallacea (Indonesia).

  title={Endogenous Gibbon Ape Leukemia Virus Identified in a Rodent (Melomys burtoni subsp.) from Wallacea (Indonesia).},
  author={Niccol{\`o} Alfano and Johan Michaux and Serge Morand and Ken P. Aplin and Kyriakos Tsangaras and Ulrike L{\"o}ber and P Fabre and Yuli Fitriana and Gono Semiadi and Yasuko Ishida and Kristofer M. Helgen and Alfred L Roca and Maribeth V. Eiden and Alex Greenwood},
  journal={Journal of virology},
  volume={90 18},
UNLABELLED Gibbon ape leukemia virus (GALV) and koala retrovirus (KoRV) most likely originated from a cross-species transmission of an ancestral retrovirus into koalas and gibbons via one or more intermediate as-yet-unknown hosts. A virus highly similar to GALV has been identified in an Australian native rodent (Melomys burtoni) after extensive screening of Australian wildlife. GALV-like viruses have also been discovered in several Southeast Asian species, although screening has not been… CONTINUE READING
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