Holothuria polii is a marine animal with an important ecological and economic impact. In the present study we analysed the presence of mycoviruses associated to fungi that were isolated from different H. polii tissues. Among the 48 fungal isolates analysed we identified 10 viruses in 8 strains belonging to 7 fungal species. Five out of nine viruses have a dsRNA genome: three of them belong to the Partitiviridae family, one belongs to a still undefined Glade of bipartite viruses and the last one belongs to the Chrysoviridae family. We also identified two viruses belonging to a recently proposed new mycovirus taxon named polymycovirus. Two viruses belong to the positive single stranded RNA Glade: one falls into the new Botourmiaviridae family, specifically in the Magoulivirus genus, and the other one falls into a still undefined Glade phylogenetically related to tombusviruses. Finally, we also identified a virus with a negative stranded RNA genome showing similarity to a group of viruses recently proposed as a new family of mycoviruses in the order Bunyavirales. A bioinformatics approach comparing two datasets of contigs containing two closely related mycobunyaviruses allowed us to identify putative nucleocapsids (Nc) and non-structural (Ns) associated proteins.The GenBank/eMBL/DDBJ accession numbers of the sequences reported in this paper are: PRJNA432529, MG913290, MG913291, MG887747, MG887748, MG887749, MG887750, MG887751, MG887752, MG887753, MG887754, MG887755, MG887756, MG887757, MG887758, MG887759, MG887760, MG887761, MG887762, MG887763, MG887764, MG887765, MG887766, MG887767, MH271211, MN163273, MN163274.

The mycovirome of a fungal collection from the sea cucumber Holothuria polii

Nerva, L;Forgia, M;Ciuffo, M;Chitarra, W;Chiapello, M;Vallino, M;Varese, G C;
2019-01-01

Abstract

Holothuria polii is a marine animal with an important ecological and economic impact. In the present study we analysed the presence of mycoviruses associated to fungi that were isolated from different H. polii tissues. Among the 48 fungal isolates analysed we identified 10 viruses in 8 strains belonging to 7 fungal species. Five out of nine viruses have a dsRNA genome: three of them belong to the Partitiviridae family, one belongs to a still undefined Glade of bipartite viruses and the last one belongs to the Chrysoviridae family. We also identified two viruses belonging to a recently proposed new mycovirus taxon named polymycovirus. Two viruses belong to the positive single stranded RNA Glade: one falls into the new Botourmiaviridae family, specifically in the Magoulivirus genus, and the other one falls into a still undefined Glade phylogenetically related to tombusviruses. Finally, we also identified a virus with a negative stranded RNA genome showing similarity to a group of viruses recently proposed as a new family of mycoviruses in the order Bunyavirales. A bioinformatics approach comparing two datasets of contigs containing two closely related mycobunyaviruses allowed us to identify putative nucleocapsids (Nc) and non-structural (Ns) associated proteins.The GenBank/eMBL/DDBJ accession numbers of the sequences reported in this paper are: PRJNA432529, MG913290, MG913291, MG887747, MG887748, MG887749, MG887750, MG887751, MG887752, MG887753, MG887754, MG887755, MG887756, MG887757, MG887758, MG887759, MG887760, MG887761, MG887762, MG887763, MG887764, MG887765, MG887766, MG887767, MH271211, MN163273, MN163274.
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Botourmiaviridae; Bunyavirales; marine fungi; mycotombusvirus; mycoviruses; polymycoviridae; Animals; Computational Biology; Fungal Viruses; Fungi; High-Throughput Nucleotide Sequencing; Holothuria; RNA Viruses; RNA, Double-Stranded; RNA, Viral; Genome, Viral; Phylogeny
Nerva, L; Forgia, M; Ciuffo, M; Chitarra, W; Chiapello, M; Vallino, M; Varese, G C; Turina, M
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