Novel Cyclovirus Discovered in the Florida Woods Cockroach Eurycotis floridana (Walker)
Fecal Matter, Insect Prey, Alternative Donor, Number JX569794, Accession Number JX569794
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A novel cyclovirus (proposed genus “Cyclovirus”, family Circoviridae) was discovered in a specimen of Eurycotis floridana (Walker), also known as the Florida woods cockroach or palmetto bug, collected from Tarpon Springs, Florida. The Florida woods cockroach–associated cyclovirus GS140 (FWCasCyV-GS140) was obtained through a degenerate PCR assay and showed 64 % genome-wide pairwise identity to a cyclovirus identified in bat feces. This finding supports recent reports suggesting that Circoviridae members, traditionally thought to only infect vertebrates, are present within insect populations.
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Archives of Virology, v. 158, issue 6, p. 1389-1392
Scholar Commons Citation
Padilla-Rodriguez, Marco; Rosario, Karyna; and Breitbart, Mya, "Novel Cyclovirus Discovered in the Florida Woods Cockroach Eurycotis floridana (Walker)" (2013). Marine Science Faculty Publications. 737.