Deltavirus


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Related to Deltavirus: hepatitis A, Hepatitis delta antigens

Deltavirus

 [del´tah-vi″rus]
a genus of satellite viruses that require helperhepatitis B viruses for their replication. It contains a single species, hepatitis D virus.
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Ivaniushina et al., "Molecular phylogenetic analyses indicate a wide and ancient radiation of african hepatitis delta virus, suggesting a deltavirus genus of at least seven major clades," Journal of Virology, vol.
We describe 2 HDV isolates (dFr2072 and dFr2736) that have robust phylogenetic relation to dFr644 and, therefore, propose an extended classification of the Deltavirus genus to 8 clades.
Thus, we define an eighth major clade among the Deltavirus genus.