NEW PUB: Virus Discovery in Pygmy Mice
Data collected as part of PREEMPT project
The genome sequences of five strains of a mammarenavirus were assembled from metagenomic data from pygmy mice (Mus minutoides) captured in Sierra Leone. The nearest fully sequenced relatives of this virus, which was named Seli virus, are lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Lunk virus, and Ryukyu virus.
Published in American Society of Microbiology Journals