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A new duck circovirus sequence, detected in velvet scoter (Melanitta fusca) supports great diversity among this species of virus

Overview of attention for article published in Virology Journal, August 2015
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Title
A new duck circovirus sequence, detected in velvet scoter (Melanitta fusca) supports great diversity among this species of virus
Published in
Virology Journal, August 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12985-015-0352-y
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Authors

Anna Karolina Matczuk, Marta Krawiec, Alina Wieliczko

Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate the presence of circoviruses in wild bird populations, in Poland. Circoviruses possess immuno-suppressive properties and might interfere with the health of wild birds. 83 birds, which belonged to 23 species, were tested with broad-range, nested PCR. The obtained PCR products were sequenced and new primers designed, to analyse the full-length, viral genome. A phylogenetic analysis was conducted, to find any relationship to known circoviruses. The circovirus DNA sequence was found in 4 birds. All samples originated from the velvet scoter (Melanitta fusca) a marine duck from the Merginae sub-family. Birds which tested positive for the circovirus were found dead in fishing nets, off the Baltic coast. During post-mortem examination, carcasses of two of the scoters showed only light emaciation, while the two other birds appeared healthy. The obtained, full-length, circovirus sequence revealed 1,988 nucleotides and the presence of typical features (i.e. Cap, Rep and ORF3). Nucleotide similarity to other duck circoviruses was 84 to 86 %. Phylogenetic analysis of the complete genome and cap gene, indicated that the new circovirus is related to known duck circoviruses, especially to sub-types sometimes referred to as duck circovirus genotype 1, but not genotype 2. In this study, we have reported a new duck circovirus sequence detected in the velvet scoter, a species of marine duck. Sequence comparison and phylogenetic analysis of the new virus sequence support previous reports that duck circovirus (DuCV) is a species with a high degree of diversity. The viral sequence obtained from the velvet scoter suggests that DuCV may infect birds from the Anatinae sub-family. More studies are needed to prove if the velvet scoter and other marine ducks act as a reservoir for DuCV.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 5 33%
Unspecified 4 27%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Other 1 7%
Student > Bachelor 1 7%
Other 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 33%
Unspecified 4 27%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 20%
Philosophy 1 7%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 7%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 August 2015.
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#2,363,167
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#582
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#78,967
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#15
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