Molecular Characterization of Leishmania RNA virus 2 in Leishmania major from Uzbekistan

@article{Kleschenko2019MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular Characterization of Leishmania RNA virus 2 in Leishmania major from Uzbekistan},
  author={Yuliya Kleschenko and Danyil Grybchuk and N. Matveeva and Diego H Macedo and Evgeny N Ponirovsky and Alexander N. Lukashev and Vyacheslav Yurchenko},
  journal={Genes},
  year={2019},
  volume={10}
}
Here we report sequence and phylogenetic analysis of two new isolates of Leishmania RNA virus 2 (LRV2) found in Leishmania major isolated from human patients with cutaneous leishmaniasis in south Uzbekistan. These new virus-infected flagellates were isolated in the same region of Uzbekistan and the viral sequences differed by only nineteen SNPs, all except one being silent mutations. Therefore, we concluded that they belong to a single LRV2 species. New viruses are closely related to the LRV2… 
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