Sathuperi virus

Sathuperi virus

A negative-sense, single-stranded RNA virus of the Bunyaviridae family, genus Orthobunyavirus, of the tropical Simbu serogroup, which was first isolated in India and Nigeria, and more recently in Japan.
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The Simbu serogroup (family Bunyaviridae, genus Bunyavirus) includes Shamonda virus, Akabane virus, Sathuperi virus, and Aino virus.
SBV has been identified as most related to Sathuperi virus, and for the small and large segments, Shamonda virus segments show the highest sequence identity.
The emergence in Japan of Sathuperi virus, a tropical Simbu serogroup virus of the genus Orthobunyavirus.
Results of full-genome and serologic investigations indicate that SBV belongs to the species Sathuperi virus and is a possible ancestor of the reassortant Shamonda virus.
Additionally, results of recent investigations on complete N and M genes and partial L genes of SHAV, Douglas virus (DOUV), and Sathuperi virus (SATV) suggested that SBV is a reassortant consisting of the M segment from SATV and the S and L segments from SHAV (9).
On the other hand, the high sequence identity of all SBV genes to SATV and DOUV indicates that SBV belongs to the species Sathuperi virus.
Results for all genome segments show that SBV should be classified within the species Sathuperi virus and is likely to be the ancestor of SHAV, which is in contrast a reassortant virus comprising the S and L segments from SBV and the M segment from another virus, as proposed previously (8).
8), we suggest that SHAV should be reclassified into the species Sathuperi virus and that the species Shamonda virus should be renamed Peaton virus or Sango virus.