Sequence determination of a satellite RNA isolated from Aspergillus foetidus

Unnati Shah, I. Kotta-Loizou, Robert H.A. Coutts

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Aspergillus foetidus virus (AfV) has at least two distinct particle types, designated as AfV-fast (F) and AfV-slow (S). AfV-S includes AfV-S1, a victorivirus; AfV-S2, an unclassified satellite RNA; and AfV-S3, a previously uncharacterized dsRNA element. Here, we describe the complete sequence of AfV-S3, which is a short non-coding RNA with no known homologs. AfV-S3 is predicted to form an extended secondary structure, shares a 5’ terminus with AfV-S2, and is a satellite RNA possibly dependent on both AfV-S1 and AfV-S2. This work concludes the sequencing of the A. foetidus virome
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)883-885
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number3
Early online date23 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


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