Genome Sequence of a Single-Stranded DNA Virus Identified in Gila Monster Feces

Microbiol Resour Announc. 2018 Aug 23;7(7):e00925-18. doi: 10.1128/MRA.00925-18. eCollection 2018 Aug.


The Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum) is native to the Sonoran Desert. Metagenomic analyses of a Gila monster fecal sample revealed the presence of a small, circular, single-stranded DNA virus that is most closely related to a gemykrogvirus (family Genomoviridae) genome from caribou feces sharing 88% genome-wide pairwise identity.