Papillomavirus in healthy skin of Australian animals

Antonsson, Annika and McMillan, Nigel A. J. (2006) Papillomavirus in healthy skin of Australian animals. Journal of General Virology, 87 11: 3195-3200. doi:10.1099/vir.0.82195-0

Author Antonsson, Annika
McMillan, Nigel A. J.
Title Papillomavirus in healthy skin of Australian animals
Journal name Journal of General Virology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-1317
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1099/vir.0.82195-0
Volume 87
Issue 11
Start page 3195
End page 3200
Total pages 6
Place of publication Reading, Berks, United Kingdom
Publisher Society for General Microbiology
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Abstract Papillomaviruses are a group of ubiquitous viruses that are often found in normal skin of humans, as well as a range of different vertebrates. In this study, swab samples collected from the healthy skin of 225 Australian animals from 54 species were analysed for the presence of papillomavirus DNA with the general skin papillomavirus primer pair FAP59/FAP64. A total of five putative and potential new animal papillomavirus types were identified from three different animal species. The papillomaviruses were detected in one monotreme and two marsupial species: three from koalas, and one each from an Eastern grey kangaroo and an echidna. The papillomavirus prevalence in the three species was 14% (10/72) in koalas, 20% (1/5) in echidnas and 4% (1/23) in Eastern grey kangaroos. Phylogenetic analysis was performed on the putative koala papillomavirus type that could be cloned and it appears in the phylogenetic tree as a novel putative papillomavirus; genus. The data extend the range of species infected by papillomaviruses to the most primitive mammals: the monotremes and the marsupials.
Keyword Papillomavirus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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