Molecular evidence of rat bocavirus among rodents in Peninsular Malaysia.

Mohd-Azami, Siti Nurul Izzah, Loong, Shih Keng, Khoo, Jing Jing, Sahimin, Norhidayu, Lim, Fang Shiang, Husin, Nurul Aini, Mahfodz, Nur Hidayana, Mohd-Taib, Farah Shafawati, Ishak, Siti Nabilah, Makepeace, Benjamin L ORCID: 0000-0002-6100-6727
et al (show 1 more authors) (2022) Molecular evidence of rat bocavirus among rodents in Peninsular Malaysia. The Journal of veterinary medical science, 84 (7). pp. 938-941.

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Rat bocavirus (RBoV) and rodent bocavirus (RoBoV) have previously been detected in Rattus norvegicus; however, these viruses have not been reported in rodent populations in Malaysia. We investigated the presence of RBoV and RoBoV in archived rodent specimens. DNA barcoding of the rodent cytochrome c oxidase gene identified five different species: Rattustanezumi R3 mitotype, Rattus tiomanicus, Rattus exulans, Rattus argentiventer, and Rattus tanezumi sensu stricto. Three spleens were positive for RBoV (1.84%; 3/163), but no RoBoV was detected. Phylogenetic analyzes of the partial non-structural protein 1 gene grouped Malaysian RBoV strains with RBoV strains from China. Further studies among rats from different geographical locations are warranted for this relatively new virus.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: infectious disease, Malaysia, rat bocavirus, Rattus sp, rodent
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection, Veterinary and Ecological Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2022 07:45
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2023 20:57
DOI: 10.1292/jvms.22-0037
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