Complete genome sequence of a novel picobirnavirus, otarine picobirnavirus, discovered in California sea lions

J Virol. 2012 Jun;86(11):6377-8. doi: 10.1128/JVI.00686-12.


We discovered a novel otarine picobirnavirus in fecal samples of California sea lions. Its genome contains a large segment with two open reading frames (ORFs), ORF1 encoding a putative protein of 163 amino acids with unknown function and ORF2 encoding capsid protein, and a small segment with one ORF encoding RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Feces / virology
  • Genome, Viral*
  • Molecular Sequence Data
  • Open Reading Frames
  • Picobirnavirus / genetics*
  • Picobirnavirus / isolation & purification
  • RNA Virus Infections / veterinary*
  • RNA Virus Infections / virology
  • RNA, Viral / genetics*
  • Sea Lions / virology*
  • Sequence Analysis, DNA*
  • Viral Proteins / genetics


  • RNA, Viral
  • Viral Proteins

Associated data

  • GENBANK/JQ776551
  • GENBANK/JQ776552