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Bats and Reverse Transcribing RNA and DNA Viruses (Book Chapter)

Tachedjian G, Hayward JA, Cui J

Abstract

7.1 Introduction to Reverse Transcribing RNA and DNA Viruses 177

7.1.1 Retroviruses 177

7.1.2 Hepadnaviruses 180

7.2 Endogenous Retroviruses in Bats 181

7.2.1 Endogenous retroviruses: A transposable element subclass 181

7.2.2 Endogenous retroviruses originate from exogenous retroviruses 182

7.2.3 Endogenous retrovirus nomenclature 182

7.2.4 Role of transposable elements and endogenous retroviruses in disease and host evolution 183

7.2.5 Endogenous retroviruses as fossil records of ancient exogenous retroviruses

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7.3 Gammaretroviruses in Bats of Different Suborders 184

7.3.1 Gammaretroviruses: host range and diseases 184

7.3.2 Discovery of gammaretroviruses in bats 185

7.4 Betaretroviruses in Bats of Different Suborders 187

7.4.1 Betaretroviruses: host range and diseases 187

7.4.2 Betaretroviruses in bat transcriptomes and genomes 188

7.4.3 Extensive diversity among bat betaretroviruses 188

7.5 Pathogenic Hepadnaviruses Related to HBV in Bats 191

7.6 Bat Metagenomics Studies 192

7.7 Bats as Potential Reservoirs for Retroviral and Hepadnaviral Zoonoses 194

7.8 Conclusions 195

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Publication

  • Journal: in Bats and Viruses: A New Frontier of Emerging Infectious Diseases, Editors LF Wang and C Cowled, Published by Wiley
  • Published: 01/07/2015
  • Volume: Chapter 7
  • Pagination: 177-202

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