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Voprosy virusologii

[Genetic characterization of new Komandory virus (KOMV; Bunyaviridae, Phlebovirus) isolated from the ticks Ixodes uriae, collected in guillemot (Uria aalge) nesting sites on Komandorski islands, the Bering sea].


PMID 24772641

Abstract

Unclassified virus named Komandory virus (KOMV) isolated in Komandorski islands from the ticks Ixodes uriae in 1986 was partially sequenced. The KOMV nucleocapsid (N) protein sequence shows 30-40% identity level with the mosquito-borne phleboviruses and 43% with the Uukuniemi virus (UUKV) group (Phlebovirus, Bunyaviridae). The maximum identity (65%) for the KOMV N protein is observed for the Manawa virus. The KOMV glycoprotein identity with the UUKV group viruses ranges from 45% to 59%. The KOMV RdRp identity with the Manawa virus reaches 74%, while showing 63% level at average with the other UUKV group viruses. According to the results of molecular-genetic and phylogenetic analysis, the KOMV is a new member of the UUKV group (Phlebovirus, Bunyaviridae).