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Length of genome (Ng et al., 2014): c. 7,800 nt (5' UTR: 591 nt; ORF: 7,059 nt; 3'-UTR: 157 nt). 5'-UTR contains a predicted type IV IRES. The location of the cre has not been identified.
The deduced polyprotein has a length of 2,352 amino acids. There is a L protein with unknown function. 1AB remains uncleaved. 2A protein has a H-box/NC sequence motif.
See discussion under family description.
Viral RNA was detected in faeces of apparently healthy cats. Partial sakobu-like sequences were obtained from faecal samples of fur seals (Kluge et al., 2016).
Sakobu: from Salivirus- and Kobuvirus-related virus
Fur seal Sakobuvirus [ATROP12/BR/2012]
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