Identification of two novel Rotavirus A genotypes, G35 and P[50], from Peruvian alpaca faeces

Miguel A. Rojas, Jorge Luiz S. Gonçalves, Helver G. Dias, Alberto Manchego, Norma Santos

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Rotavirus A (RVA) Alp11B was detected from a neonatal Peruvian alpaca presenting with diarrhea, and the Alp11B VP7, VP4, VP6, NSP4, and NSP5 genes were sequenced. The partial genotype constellation of this strain, RVA/Alpaca-wt/PER/Alp11B/2010, was determined to be G35-P[50]-I13-E16-H6.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-74
Number of pages4
JournalInfection, Genetics and Evolution
StatePublished - Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This study was supported by the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq, grant number 303864/2014-1 ), and the Fundação Carlos Chagas de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ, grant number E-26/201.374/2014 ), Brazil. The funders were not involved in the study design, data collection, data interpretation, or the decision to submit the work for publication. We thank Soluza dos Santos Gonçalves for technical assistance.


  • Alpaca
  • Camelid
  • Genotyping
  • Rotavirus


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