Pathogenic DWV infection symptoms in a Cretaceous cockroach

@article{Vransk2019PathogenicDI,
  title={Pathogenic DWV infection symptoms in a Cretaceous cockroach},
  author={Peter Vr{\vs}ansk{\'y} and Lucia Vr{\vs}ansk{\'a} and Milan Beňo and Tong Bao and Xiaojie Lei and Xiaojie Ren and Hao Wu and Lucia {\vS}m{\'i}dov{\'a} and G{\"u}nter Bechly and Lv Jun and Melvyn Yeo and Edmund A. Jarzembowski},
  journal={Palaeontographica Abteilung A},
  year={2019}
}
Unequivocal palaeontological evidence for viruses is usually absent. A specimen of the extinct predatory cockroach Stavba babkaeva gen. et sp. n. from Cretaceous Myanmar amber (98 Ma) shows symptoms of Deformed Wing Virus infection caused by pathogenic DWV-Iflavirus. The hindwing is undeveloped and both curled forewings are symmetrically deformed, differing from environmentally caused asymmetries known from Pripyat and Fukushima. While some unknown cockroach mutation might have the same… 
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