A metagenomic viral discovery approach identifies potential zoonotic and novel mammalian viruses in Neoromicia bats within South Africa
A) Alignment of the Phenuiviridae contig in reference to a typical L segment gene. B) The phylogenetic tree was constructed with a 267 bp region of the bunyavirus L genome segment using BEAST v1.8 with the GTR substitution model plus invariant sites. Relevant genera are shown on the right and GenBank accession numbers of each sequence are provided; the novel Neoromicia bunyavirus sequence from this study is indicated with a black circle. SFTSV = Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus.