Identification of a second raccoon-associated polyomavirus

Eileen M. Geoghegan, Nicole L. Welch, Michael J. Yabsley, Molly E. Church, Patricia Pesavento, Christopher B. Buck

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Raccoon polyomavirus 1 (RacPyV1) is the suspected cause of an outbreak of fatal brain tumors among raccoons (Procyon lotor) in the western United States. Spleen samples from Georgia raccoons were screened for polyomaviruses. Although RacPyV1 was not detected, a previously unknown polyomavirus, which we designate RacPyV2, was identified and sequenced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere00548-17
JournalGenome Announcements
Issue number26
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Molecular Biology

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Geoghegan, E. M., Welch, N. L., Yabsley, M. J., Church, M. E., Pesavento, P., & Buck, C. B. (2017). Identification of a second raccoon-associated polyomavirus. Genome Announcements, 5(26), [e00548-17].