Complete genome sequence of a sapovirus from a child in Zhejiang, China

Although Sapovirus( Caliciviridae) has been accepted as one of the causes of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, little is known about the genetic characteristics of the whole genome of sapoviruses in China, especially those that infect humans. Here we report the complete genome sequence of a sapovirus...

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Published in:Virus Genes, Vol. 52, No. 5 (2016), p. 706-710
Main Author: Zhou, Xiaohong
Other Involved Persons: Sun, Yi ; Shang, Xiaochun ; Gao, Jian ; Zhao, Xueqin ; Shuai, Huiqun ; Zhang, Rui ; Zhang, Yanjun
Format: electronic Article
Language:English
ISSN:1572-994X
Item Description:Open Access
Edited by Hartmut Hengel. Xiaohong Zhou, Yi Sun, and Xiaochun Shang contributed equally. The online version of this article (doi:10.1007/s11262-016-1343-9) contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.
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DOI:10.1007/s11262-016-1343-9
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  • Although Sapovirus( Caliciviridae) has been accepted as one of the causes of acute gastroenteritis worldwide, little is known about the genetic characteristics of the whole genome of sapoviruses in China, especially those that infect humans. Here we report the complete genome sequence of a sapovirus strain, Human/Zhejiang1/2015/China, obtained from a child with acute gastroenteritis in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. Samples were collected and delivered to the CDC laboratories and were detected by RT-PCR. Sanger sequencing was used to obtain the full genome and molecular characterization of the genome was determined. A phylogenetic analysis of the genome was also performed. The results indicated that Human/Zhejiang1/2015/China belongs to Genogroup I. No recombination events were detected. This is the first complete sequence from a child to be reported in China. The sequence information is important for surveillance of this emerging gastrointestinal infection.