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Kaumoebavirus, a New Virus That Clusters with Faustoviruses and Asfarviridae.
Viruses. 2016 10 28; 8(11)V

Abstract

In this study, we report the isolation of a new giant virus found in sewage water from the southern area of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), with morphological and genomic resemblance to Faustoviruses. This new giant virus, named Kaumoebavirus, was obtained from co-culture with Vermamoeba vermiformis, an amoeboid protozoa considered to be of special interest to human health and the environment. This new virus has ~250 nm icosahedral capsids and a 350,731 bp DNA genome length. The genome of Kaumoebavirus has a coding density of 86%, corresponding to 465 genes. Most of these genes (59%) are closely related to genes from members of the proposed order Megavirales, and the best matches to its proteins with other members of the Megavirales are Faustoviruses (43%) and Asfarviruses (23%). Unsurprisingly, phylogenetic reconstruction places Kaumoebavirus as a distant relative of Faustoviruses and Asfarviruses.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Unité des Rickettsies, URMITE UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198 INSERM U1095, Facultés de Médecine et de Pharmacie, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille 13005, France. leenaasd@gmail.com. Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, King Abdulaziz University, 21362 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. leenaasd@gmail.com.Unité des Rickettsies, URMITE UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198 INSERM U1095, Facultés de Médecine et de Pharmacie, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille 13005, France. benamarsamia@yahoo.com.Special Infectious Agents Unit, King Fahd Medical Research Center, and Department of Medical Laboratory Technology, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, 21362 Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. eazhar@kau.edu.sa.Unité des Rickettsies, URMITE UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198 INSERM U1095, Facultés de Médecine et de Pharmacie, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille 13005, France. catherine.robert@univ-amu.fr.Unité des Rickettsies, URMITE UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198 INSERM U1095, Facultés de Médecine et de Pharmacie, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille 13005, France. anthony.levasseur@univ-amu.fr.Unité des Rickettsies, URMITE UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198 INSERM U1095, Facultés de Médecine et de Pharmacie, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille 13005, France. didier.raoult@gmail.com.Unité des Rickettsies, URMITE UMR CNRS 7278 IRD 198 INSERM U1095, Facultés de Médecine et de Pharmacie, IHU Méditerranée Infection, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille 13005, France. bernard.la-scola@univ-amu.fr.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

27801826

Citation

Bajrai, Leena H., et al. "Kaumoebavirus, a New Virus That Clusters With Faustoviruses and Asfarviridae." Viruses, vol. 8, no. 11, 2016.
Bajrai LH, Benamar S, Azhar EI, et al. Kaumoebavirus, a New Virus That Clusters with Faustoviruses and Asfarviridae. Viruses. 2016;8(11).
Bajrai, L. H., Benamar, S., Azhar, E. I., Robert, C., Levasseur, A., Raoult, D., & La Scola, B. (2016). Kaumoebavirus, a New Virus That Clusters with Faustoviruses and Asfarviridae. Viruses, 8(11).
Bajrai LH, et al. Kaumoebavirus, a New Virus That Clusters With Faustoviruses and Asfarviridae. Viruses. 2016 10 28;8(11) PubMed PMID: 27801826.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Kaumoebavirus, a New Virus That Clusters with Faustoviruses and Asfarviridae. AU - Bajrai,Leena H, AU - Benamar,Samia, AU - Azhar,Esam I, AU - Robert,Catherine, AU - Levasseur,Anthony, AU - Raoult,Didier, AU - La Scola,Bernard, Y1 - 2016/10/28/ PY - 2016/07/19/received PY - 2016/10/20/revised PY - 2016/10/21/accepted PY - 2016/11/2/pubmed PY - 2017/9/14/medline PY - 2016/11/2/entrez KW - Asfarviruses KW - Faustoviruses KW - Kaumoebavirus KW - Vermamoeba vermiformis JF - Viruses JO - Viruses VL - 8 IS - 11 N2 - In this study, we report the isolation of a new giant virus found in sewage water from the southern area of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), with morphological and genomic resemblance to Faustoviruses. This new giant virus, named Kaumoebavirus, was obtained from co-culture with Vermamoeba vermiformis, an amoeboid protozoa considered to be of special interest to human health and the environment. This new virus has ~250 nm icosahedral capsids and a 350,731 bp DNA genome length. The genome of Kaumoebavirus has a coding density of 86%, corresponding to 465 genes. Most of these genes (59%) are closely related to genes from members of the proposed order Megavirales, and the best matches to its proteins with other members of the Megavirales are Faustoviruses (43%) and Asfarviruses (23%). Unsurprisingly, phylogenetic reconstruction places Kaumoebavirus as a distant relative of Faustoviruses and Asfarviruses. SN - 1999-4915 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/27801826/Kaumoebavirus_a_New_Virus_That_Clusters_with_Faustoviruses_and_Asfarviridae_ L2 - https://www.mdpi.com/resolver?pii=v8110278 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -