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Characterization of a novel RNA virus discovered in the autumnal moth Epirrita autumnata in Sweden

Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim and Hedman, Harald and Onorati, Piero and Stephan, Jörg and Karlberg, Olof and Bylund, Helena and Terenius, Olle (2017). Characterization of a novel RNA virus discovered in the autumnal moth Epirrita autumnata in Sweden. Viruses. 9:8, 214
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/v9080214

Abstract

A novel, 10 kb RNA virus-tentatively named 'Abisko virus'-was discovered in the transcriptome data of a diseased autumnal moth (Epirrita autumnata) larva, as part of a search for the possible causes of the cyclical nature and mortality associated with geometrid moth dynamics and outbreaks in northern Fennoscandia. Abisko virus has a genome organization similar to that of the insect-infecting negeviruses, but phylogenetic and compositional bias analyses also reveal strong affiliations with plant-infecting viruses, such that both the primary host origin and taxonomic identity of the virus remain in doubt. In an extensive set of larval, pupal, and adult autumnal moth and winter moth (Operophtera brumata) outbreak samples, the virus was only detected in a few adult E. autumnata moths as well as the single larval transcriptome. The Abisko virus is therefore unlikely to be a factor in the Fennoscandia geometrid population dynamics.

Authors/Creators:Rodrigues De Miranda, Joachim and Hedman, Harald and Onorati, Piero and Stephan, Jörg and Karlberg, Olof and Bylund, Helena and Terenius, Olle
Title:Characterization of a novel RNA virus discovered in the autumnal moth Epirrita autumnata in Sweden
Series/Journal:Viruses (1999-4915)
Year of publishing :2017
Volume:9
Number:8
Page range:214
Number of Pages:12
Publisher:MDPI AG
ISSN:1999-4915
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Full Text Status:Public
Agris subject categories.:X Agricola extesions > X30 Life sciences
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 1 Natural sciences > 106 Biological Sciences (Medical to be 3 and Agricultural to be 4) > Microbiology (Microbiology in the medical area to be 30109)
Agrovoc terms:RNA viruses, larvae, Lepidoptera, Sweden
Keywords:Epirrita autumnata, autumnal moth, Abisko virus, negevirus, Operophtera brumata, outbreak mortality
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4523
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-e-4523
Additional ID:
Type of IDID
Web of Science (WoS)000408742900016
ID Code:14780
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
S - Faculty of Forest Sciences
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Ecology
(S) > Dept. of Ecology
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:04 Dec 2017 08:41
Metadata Last Modified:04 Dec 2017 08:41

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