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Picornavirales SG

The order Picornavirales (Le Gall et al., 2008; Sanfaçon et al., 2011) consists of the families Picornaviridae, Dicistroviridae, Iflaviridae, Marnaviridae and Secoviridae and two unassigned genera, Bacillarnavirus and Labyrnavirus.


  Canine picodicistrovirus
  A novel small RNA virus has recently been found in dogs (Woo et al., 2012). The genome sequence appears to be most closely related to the picornaviruses and to have a similar genome organization, except that the P1 and P2/P3 regions are encoded in two ORFs separated by an intergenic region containing an IRES. It now been classified as a new picornavirus species, Cadicivirus A in a novel genus, Dicipivirus (Adams et al., 2013).


  Adams, M.J., King, A.M.Q. and Carstens, E.B. (2013). Ratification vote on taxonomic proposals to the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses (2013). Archives of Virology, ahead of print. doi: 10.1007/s00705-013-1688-5.
  Le Gall, O., Christian, P., Fauquet, C.M., King, A.M.Q., Knowles, N.J., Nakashima, N., Stanway, G., Gorbalenya, E.E. (2008). Picornavirales, a proposed order of positive-sense single-stranded RNA viruses with a pseudo T = 3 virion architecture. Archives of Virology 153: 715-727.
  Sanfaçon, H., Gorbalenya, A.E., Knowles, N.J. and Chen, Y. (2011). Picornavirales. In: Virus Taxonomy: Classification and Nomenclature of Viruses: Ninth Report of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses. Ed: King, A.M.Q., Adams, M.J., Carstens, E.B. and Lefkowitz, E.J. pp 835-839. San Diego: Elsevier.
  Woo, P.C., Lau, S.K., Choi, G.K., Huang, Y., Teng, J.L., Tsoi, H.W., Tse, H., Yeung, M.L., Chan, K.H., Jin, D.Y. and Yuen, K.Y. (2012). Natural occurrence and characterization of two IRES elements in a novel virus, canine picodicistrovirus, in the picornavirus-like superfamily. J. Virol. 86: 2797-2808. 2011 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print]



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