Rowi virus sequence

The virus was found from a collaboration between Landcare Research (Dan White, Dan Tompkins), ESR (Richard Hall), DOC (Kate McInnes) and Massey University (Brett Gartrell). Some rowi kiwi were being translocated from a crèche in Marlborough Sounds to Wellington Zoo as they showed signs of a verminous dermatitis.

De novo metagenomic sequencing was done on faecal matter to find any potential disease causing viruses. Very strong evidence was found for a circovirus-like virus which was confirmed with a follow-up PCR. This is interesting as members of this family of viruses are known to be pathogenic in birds, but rigorous follow-up work is needed to confirm any such association.

This work is currently in prep for submission to the journal Virus Genes. The sequence has been submitted Genbank.

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Authors White, Dan
Tompkins, Daniel M.
Hall, Richard
McInnes, Kate
Gartrell, Brett
Maintainer Dan White
Last Updated August 24, 2017, 15:24 (NZST)
Created August 20, 2015, 13:48 (NZST)
Publisher Landcare Research NZ Ltd
Publication Year 2015