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Data from: DNA of diverse adenoviruses detected in Cameroonian rodent and shrew species

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Diffo, Joseph et al. (2019), Data from: DNA of diverse adenoviruses detected in Cameroonian rodent and shrew species, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.6vp6pv8

Abstract

Rodent adenoviruses are important models for human disease. In contrast to the over 70 adenovirus types isolated from humans, few rodent adenoviruses are known, despite the vast diversity of rodent species. PCR and Sanger sequencing were used to investigate adenovirus diversity in wild rodents and shrews in Cameroon. Adenovirus DNA was detected in 13.8% of animals (n=218). All detected sequences differ from known adenovirus types by more than 10% on the amino acid level, thus indicating up to 14 novel adenovirus species. These results highlight the diversity of rodent adenoviruses, their phylogeny, and opportunities for studying alternative adenovirus rodent models.

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