Data mining reveals tissue-specific expression and host lineage-associated forms of Apis mellifera filamentous virus
Apis mellifera filamentous virus (AmFV) is a large double-stranded DNA virus of uncertain phylogenetic position that infects honey bees (Apis mellifera). Little is known about AmFV evolution or molecular aspects of infection. Accurate annotation of open-reading frames (ORFs) is challenged by weak homology to other known viruses. This study was undertaken to evaluate ORFs (including coding-frame conservation, codon bias, and purifying selection), quantify genetic variation within AmFV, identify host characteristics that covary with infection rate, and examine viral expression patterns in different tissues.
|Data mining reveals tissue-specific expression and host lineage-associated forms of Apis mellifera filamentous virus
|Robert S. Cornman
|USGS Publications Warehouse
|Fort Collins Science Center