Genetic characterization of a novel picornavirus in Algerian bats: co-evolution analysis of bat-related picornaviruses

  title={Genetic characterization of a novel picornavirus in Algerian bats: co-evolution analysis of bat-related picornaviruses},
  author={Safia Zeghbib and R{\'o}bert Herczeg and G{\'a}bor Kemenesi and Brigitta Zana and Korn{\'e}lia Kurucz and P{\'e}ter Urb{\'a}n and M{\'o}nika Madai and Fanni F{\"o}ldes and Henrietta Papp and Bal{\'a}zs A. Somogyi and Ferenc Jakab},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Bats are reservoirs of numerous zoonotic viruses. The Picornaviridae family comprises important pathogens which may infect both humans and animals. In this study, a bat-related picornavirus was detected from Algerian Minioptreus schreibersii bats for the first time in the country. Molecular analyses revealed the new virus originates to the Mischivirus genus. In the operational use of the acquired sequence and all available data regarding bat picornaviruses, we performed a co-evolutionary… 
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