Parvovirus-derived endogenous viral elements in two South American rodent genomes

Gloria Arriagada, Robert J. Gifford

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We describe endogenous viral elements (EVEs) derived from parvoviruses (family Parvoviridae) in the genomes of the longtailed chinchilla (Chinchilla lanigera) and the degu (Octodon degus). The novel EVEs include dependovirus-related elements and representatives of a clearly distinct parvovirus lineage that also has endogenous representatives in marsupial genomes. In the degu, one dependovirus-derived EVE was found to carry an intact reading frame and was differentially expressed in vivo, with increased expression in the liver.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12158-12162
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Virology
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology


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