Completion of the sequence of the Aspergillus fumigatus partitivirus 1 genome.

Charalampos Filippou, Robert Coutts, David A. Stevens, Raquel Sabino, Ioli Kotta Loizou

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A Portuguese isolate of Aspergillus fumigatus was found to contain three double-stranded (ds) RNA elements ranging in size from 1.1 to 1.8 kbp and comprising the genome of a strain of Aspergillus fumigatus partitivirus 1 (AfuPV-1) previously thought to contain only the two largest dsRNA elements. The sequence of the smallest dsRNA element is described here, completing the sequence of the AfuPV-1 genome. Sequence analysis of the element revealed an open reading frame encoding a protein of unknown function similar in size and distantly related to elements previously identified in other members of the family Partitiviridae.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1891-1894
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2020


  • Aspergillus fumigatus/virology
  • Fungal Viruses/genetics
  • Genome, Viral/genetics
  • Open Reading Frames/genetics
  • Phylogeny
  • RNA Viruses/genetics
  • RNA, Double-Stranded/genetics
  • RNA, Viral/genetics
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA/methods


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