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Depicting the RNA Virome of Hematophagous Arthropods from Belgrade, Serbia

Faculty of Medicine, Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Department of Zoonoses, National Institute for Communicable Disease Control and Prevention, Changping, Beijing 102206, China
Department for Genetic Research, Institute for Biological Research “Siniša Stanković”—National Institute of Republic of Serbia, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Department of Animal Development, Faculty of Biology, Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Natural History Museum in Belgrade, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Institute for Biocides and Medical Ecology, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Shanghai Public Health Clinical Center & Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Fudan University, Shanghai 200432, China
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
These authors contributed equally to this work.
Viruses 2020, 12(9), 975;
Received: 28 July 2020 / Revised: 26 August 2020 / Accepted: 28 August 2020 / Published: 2 September 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Evolution and Diversity of Insect Viruses)
Hematophagous arthropods are important vectors for zoonotic pathogens. To date, a huge number of viruses have been identified in these arthropods, with a considerable proportion of them being human pathogens. However, the viromes of hematophagous arthropods are still largely unresearched. In this study, a number of arthropods were collected from Belgrade, Serbia including mosquitoes, ticks and bedbugs. The viromes of these arthropods were identified and characterized using Illumina MiSeq sequencing. In total, 21 viruses belonging to 11 families were characterized, with 11 of them representing novel species. These results may contribute to our knowledge of RNA viruses in arthropods and the discovery of novel human pathogens. View Full-Text
Keywords: hematophagous arthropods; RNA virome; pathogens hematophagous arthropods; RNA virome; pathogens
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Stanojević, M.; Li, K.; Stamenković, G.; Ilić, B.; Paunović, M.; Pešić, B.; Maslovara, I.Đ.; Šiljić, M.; Ćirković, V.; Zhang, Y. Depicting the RNA Virome of Hematophagous Arthropods from Belgrade, Serbia. Viruses 2020, 12, 975.

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Stanojević M, Li K, Stamenković G, Ilić B, Paunović M, Pešić B, Maslovara IĐ, Šiljić M, Ćirković V, Zhang Y. Depicting the RNA Virome of Hematophagous Arthropods from Belgrade, Serbia. Viruses. 2020; 12(9):975.

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Stanojević, Maja, Kun Li, Gorana Stamenković, Bojan Ilić, Milan Paunović, Branislav Pešić, Ivana Đurić Maslovara, Marina Šiljić, Valentina Ćirković, and Yongzhen Zhang. 2020. "Depicting the RNA Virome of Hematophagous Arthropods from Belgrade, Serbia" Viruses 12, no. 9: 975.

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