We proposed the name American bat vesiculovirus (ABVV) for this virus.
ABVV is located close to the root of vesiculoviruses in the Bayesian analysis of the nucleoprotein gene (Figure, panel B) and shares 41%-49% aa identity with known vesiculoviruses, similar to the vesiculovirus interspecies identities reported (47.9%-72.5%) and higher than the intergenera identities between vesiculoviruses, lyssaviruses, and ephemeroviruses (17.0%-33.1%) (14).
Future studies may use these pan-vesiculovirus PCR primers to investigate vesiculovirus diversity in other bat species and in other regions.
The 36 agents included Carajas virus; Chandipura virus; Cocal virus; Isfahan virus; Maraba virus; Pity virus; vesicular stomatitis virus, types Alagoas, Indiana, and New Jersey; Vesiculovirus species Boteke, Jurona, Klamath, La Joys, Malpais Spring, Radi, and Yug Bogdanovac; Iriri virus, Flanders virus, Mosqueiro virus, Mossuril virus, Kern Canyon virus, Nkolbisson virus, Le Dantec virus, Connecticut virus, New Minto virus, sawgrass virus, Chaco virus, Timbo virus, Bangoran virus, Inhangapi virus, Joinjakaka virus, Kannamangalam virus, Kotonkan virus, Marco virus, Tibrogargan virus, and Yata virus (13,14).
Both Jurona and La Joya viruses are tentative members of the genus Vesiculovirus (14-16).
The ultrastructure and antigenic relationships of Farmington virus suggest that it is a novel vesiculovirus. The ability of Farmington virus to infect the Cx.