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. 2017 Jun;53(3):487-490.
doi: 10.1007/s11262-017-1440-4. Epub 2017 Mar 2.

Rotavirus I in Feces of a Cat With Diarrhea

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Rotavirus I in Feces of a Cat With Diarrhea

Tung G Phan et al. Virus Genes. .
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A divergent rotavirus I was detected using viral metagenomics in the feces of a cat with diarrhea. The eleven segments of rotavirus I strain Felis catus encoded non-structural and structural proteins with amino acid identities ranging from 25 to 79% to the only two currently sequenced members of that viral species both derived from canine feces. No other eukaryotic viral sequences nor bacterial and protozoan pathogens were detected in this fecal sample suggesting the involvement of rotavirus I in feline diarrhea.

Keywords: Cat; Diarrhea; Feces; Metagenomics; Rotavirus.

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Fig. 1
Phylogenetic analyses. Phylogenetic trees were generated using six structural (VP1-4, VP6, and VP7) and five non-structural proteins (NSP1-5) of the rotavirus I strain Felis catus, the two species I strains (KE135 and KE528), and representatives of other species in the Rotavirus genus. The scale indicates amino acid substitutions per position. Bootstrap values (based on 100 replicates) for each node are given if >70. The amino acid identity (%) between rotavirus I strain Felis catus and KE135 or KE528 are included in the trees

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