Complete Genome Sequence of a Novel Human Betapapillomavirus, HPV-159

Genome Announc. 2013 May 30;1(3):e00298-13. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00298-13.


A novel human papillomavirus (HPV), now officially recognized as HPV-159, isolated from an anal swab, was fully cloned, sequenced, and genetically characterized. HPV-159 has a genomic organization that is typical of cutaneotrophic HPV types, and it belongs to the genus Betapapillomavirus.