Novel Human Gammapapillomavirus Species in a Nasal Swab

Blood Systems Research Institute, San Francisco, California, USA.
Genome Announcements 02/2013; 1(2):e0002213. DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.00022-13
Source: PubMed


A divergent human gammapapillomavirus (γ-HPV) genome in a nasal swab from an elderly Finnish patient with respiratory symptoms
was genetically characterized. The L1 gene of HPV-Fin864 shared <70% nucleotide identity to other reported γ-HPV genomes,
provisionally qualifying it as a new species in the Gammapapillomavirus genus.

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