Sci China Life Sci 2021 Jun 17. Epub 2021 Jun 17.
CAS Key Laboratory of Molecular Virology & Immunology, Institut Pasteur of Shanghai, Center for Biosafety Mega-Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, 200031, China.
Little is known about ocean viromes and the ecological drivers of the evolution of aquatic RNA viruses. This study employed a meta-transcriptomic approach to characterize the viromes of 58 marine invertebrate species across three seas. This revealed the presence of 315 newly identified RNA viruses in nine viral families or orders (Durnavirales, Totiviridae, Bunyavirales, Hantaviridae, Picornavirales, Flaviviridae, Hepelivirales, Solemoviridae, and Tombusviridae), with most of them being sufficiently divergent to the already documented viruses. Read More