An endogenous foamy virus in the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis)

Guan Zhu Han, Michael Worobey

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We report the discovery and analysis of an endogenous foamy virus (PSFVaye) within the genome of the aye-aye (Daubentonia madagascariensis), a strepsirrhine primate from Madagascar. Phylogenetic analyses indicate that PSFVaye is divergent from all known simian foamy viruses, suggesting an association between foamy viruses and primates since the haplorrhine-strepsirrhine split. The discovery of PSFVaye indicates that primate foamy virus might be more broadly distributed than previously thought.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)7696-7698
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of virology
Issue number14
StatePublished - Jul 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Insect Science
  • Virology


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