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Abundance and distribution of sylvatic dengue virus vectors in three different land cover types in Sarawak, Malaysian Borneo

Young, K. I., Mundis, S., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Tesh, R. B., Cardosa, J., Vasilakis, N., Perera, D. & Hanley, K. A., Aug 31 2017, In : Parasites and Vectors. 10, 1, 406.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Scopus citations

Adverse birth outcomes associated with Zika virus exposure during pregnancy in São José do Rio Preto, Brazil

Nogueira, M. L., Nery Júnior, N. R. R., Estofolete, C. F., Bernardes Terzian, A. C., Guimarães, G. F., Zini, N., Alves da Silva, R., Dutra Silva, G. C., Junqueira Franco, L. C., Rahal, P., Bittar, C., Carneiro, B., Vasconcelos, P. F. C., Freitas Henriques, D., Barbosa, D. M. U., Lopes Rombola, P., de Grande, L., Negri Reis, A. F., Palomares, S. A., Wakai Catelan, M. & 14 others, Cruz, L. E. A. A., Necchi, S. H., Mendonça, R. C. V., Penha dos Santos, I. N., Alavarse Caron, S. B., Costa, F., Bozza, F. A., Soares de Souza, A., Brandão de Mattos, C. C., de Mattos, L. C., Vasilakis, N., Oliani, A. H., Vaz Oliani, D. C. M. & Ko, A. I., Jun 2018, In : Clinical Microbiology and Infection. 24, 6, p. 646-652 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

26 Scopus citations

Age and sex in the zika pandemic era

Rossi, S. L., Estofolete, C. F., Nogueira, M. L. & Vasilakis, N., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 217, 11, p. 1675-1677 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

1 Scopus citations

Almendravirus: A proposed new genus of rhabdoviruses isolated from mosquitoes in tropical regions of the Americas

Contreras, M. A., Eastwood, G., Guzman, H., Popov, V., Savit, C., Uribe, S., Kramer, L. D., Wood, T. G., Widen, S. G., Fish, D., Tesh, R. B., Vasilakis, N. & Walker, P. J., Jan 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 96, 1, p. 100-109 10 p.

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12 Scopus citations

A newly isolated reovirus has the simplest genomic and structural organization of any reovirus

Auguste, A. J., Kaelber, J. T., Fokam, E. B., Guzman, H., Carrington, C. V. F., Erasmus, J. H., Kamgang, B., Popov, V. L., Jakana, J., Liu, X., Wood, T. G., Widen, S. G., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B., Chiu, W. & Weaver, S. C., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of virology. 89, 1, p. 676-687 12 p.

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33 Scopus citations

Arboretum and Puerto Almendras viruses: Two novel rhabdoviruses isolated from mosquitoes in Peru

Vasilakis, N., Castro-Llanos, F., Widen, S. G., Aguilar, P. V., Guzman, H., Guevara, C., Fernandez, R., Auguste, A. J., Wood, T. G., Popov, V., Mundal, K., Ghedin, E., Kochel, T. J., Holmes, E. C., Walker, P. J. & Tesh, R. B., 2014, In : Journal of General Virology. 95, PART 4, p. 787-792 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Scopus citations

A Tale of Two Viruses: Does Heterologous Flavivirus Immunity Enhance Zika Disease?

Sariol, C. A., Nogueira, M. L. & Vasilakis, N., Mar 2018, In : Trends in Microbiology. 26, 3, p. 186-190 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

18 Scopus citations

A Zika virus envelope mutation preceding the 2015 epidemic enhances virulence and fitness for transmission

Shan, C., Xia, H., Haller, S. L., Azar, S. R., Liu, Y., Liu, J., Muruato, A. E., Chen, R., Rossi, S. L., Wakamiya, M., Vasilakis, N., Pei, R., Fontes-Garfias, C. R., Singh, S. K., Xie, X., Weaver, S. C. & Shi, P. Y., Aug 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 33, p. 20190-20197 8 p.

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2 Scopus citations

Broad-spectrum agents for flaviviral infections: Dengue, Zika and beyond

Boldescu, V., Behnam, M. A. M., Vasilakis, N. & Klein, C. D., Jul 31 2017, In : Nature Reviews Drug Discovery. 16, 8, p. 565-586 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

102 Scopus citations

Bunyavirus taxonomy: Limitations and misconceptions associated with the current ictv criteria used for species demarcation

Blitvich, B. J., Beaty, B. J., Blair, C. D., Brault, A. C., Dobler, G., Drebot, M. A., Haddow, A. D., Kramer, L. D., LaBeaud, A. D., Monath, T. P., Mossel, E. C., Plante, K., Powers, A. M., Tesh, R. B., Turell, M. J., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 99, 1, p. 11-16 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

8 Scopus citations

Characterization of Farmington virus, a novel virus from birds that is distantly related to members of the family Rhabdoviridae

Palacios, G., Forrester, N. L., Savji, N., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Guzman, H., Detoy, K., Popov, V. L., Walker, P. J., Lipkin, W. I., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., 2013, In : Virology journal. 10, 219.

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11 Scopus citations

Characterization of five unclassified orthobunyaviruses (Bunyaviridae) from Africa and the Americas

Rogers, M. B., Gulino, K. M., Tesh, R. B., Cui, L., Fitch, A., Unnasch, T. R., Popov, V. L., Travassos da Rosa, A. P. A., Guzman, H., Carrera, J. P., Vasilakis, N. & Ghedin, E., Sep 2017, In : Journal of General Virology. 98, 9, p. 2258-2266 9 p., 000899.

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3 Scopus citations

Characterization of port bolivar virus, a novel entomobirnavirus (birnaviridae) isolated from mosquitoes collected in east Texas, USA

Tesh, R. B., Bolling, B. G., Guzman, H., Popov, V. L., Wilson, A., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Walker, P. J. & Vasilakis, N., 2020, In : Viruses. 12, 4, 390.

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Characterization of the gamboa virus serogroup (orthobunyavirus genus, peribunyaviridae family)

Chiang, J. O., de Souza, W. M., Nunes, M. R. T., Acrani, G. O., Travassos Da Rosa, A., de Freitas, N. M., da Silva, S. P., da Silva, P. H. D., de Sousa, A. W., Rodrigues, S. G., Quaresma, J. A. S., Dutary, B., Guzmán, H., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. & Vasconcelos, P. F. D. C., Jan 1 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98, 5, p. 1502-1511 10 p.

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3 Scopus citations

Characterization of three new insect-specific flaviviruses: Their relationship to the mosquito-borne flavivirus pathogens

Guzman, H., Contreras-Gutierrez, M. A., Travassos da Rosa, A. P. A., Nunes, M. R. T., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Young, K. I., Savit, C., Wood, T. G., Widen, S. G., Watts, D. M., Hanley, K. A., Perera, D., Fish, D., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98, 2, p. 410-419 10 p.

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16 Scopus citations

Characterization of three novel viruses from the families nyamiviridae, orthomyxoviridae, and peribunyaviridae, isolated from dead birds collected during west nile virus surveillance in Harris County, Texas

Walker, P. J., Tesh, R. B., Guzman, H., Popov, V. L., Da Rosa, A. P. A. T., Reyna, M., Nunes, M. R. T., De Souza, W. M., Contreras-Gutierrez, M. A., Patroca, S., Vela, J., Salvato, V., Bueno, R., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G. & Vasilakis, N., Oct 10 2019, In : Viruses. 11, 10, 927.

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Open Access

Characterization of triniti virus supports its reclassification in the family peribunyaviridae

Lima, J. A., Neto, J. P. N., Castro, K. S., da Rosa, A. P. D. A. T., Tesh, R., Nunes, M. R. T., Popov, V. L., Vasilakis, N., Guzman, H., Widen, S., da Silva, S. P., Medeiros, D. B. D. A., Cardoso, J. F., Martins, L. C., Azevedo, R. D. S. D. S., Vasconcelos, P. F. D. C. & Chiang, J. O., Feb 2019, In : Journal of General Virology. 100, 2, p. 137-144 8 p., 001196.

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2 Scopus citations

Colonized sabethes cyaneus, a sylvatic new world mosquito species, shows a low vector competence for zika virus relative to aedes aegypti

Karna, A. K., Azar, S. R., Plante, J. A., Yun, R., Vasilakis, N., Weaver, S. C., Hansen, I. A. & Hanley, K. A., Aug 16 2018, In : Viruses. 10, 8, 434.

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9 Scopus citations

Corrigendum to ‘Sinu virus, a novel and divergent orthomyxovirus related to members of the genus Thogotovirus isolated from mosquitoes in Colombia’ [Virology 501 (2017) 166–175] (S0042682216303683)(10.1016/j.virol.2016.11.014)

Contreras-Gutiérrez, M. A., Nunes, M. R. T., Guzman, H., Uribe, S., Suaza Vasco, J. D., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Mar 1 2017, In : Virology. 503, p. 114 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Dengue viruses cluster antigenically but not as discrete serotypes

Katzelnick, L. C., Fonville, J. M., Gromowski, G. D., Arriaga, J. B., Green, A., James, S. L., Lau, L., Montoya, M., Wang, C., Van Blargan, L. A., Russell, C. A., Thu, H. M., Pierson, T. C., Buchy, P., Aaskov, J. G., Muñoz-Jordán, J. L., Vasilakis, N., Gibbons, R. V., Tesh, R. B., Osterhaus, A. D. M. E. & 7 others, Fouchier, R. A. M., Durbin, A., Simmons, C. P., Holmes, E. C., Harris, E., Whitehead, S. S. & Smith, D. J., Sep 18 2015, In : Science. 349, 6254, p. 1338-1343 6 p.

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89 Scopus citations

Dianke virus: A new mesonivirus species isolated from mosquitoes in Eastern Senegal

Diagne, M. M., Gaye, A., Ndione, M. H. D., Faye, M., Fall, G., Dieng, I., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Popov, V., Guzman, H., Bâ, Y., Weaver, S. C., Diallo, M., Tesh, R., Faye, O., Vasilakis, N. & Sall, A. A., Jan 2 2020, In : Virus Research. 275, 197802.

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2 Scopus citations

Did Zika Virus Mutate to Cause Severe Outbreaks?

Rossi, S. L., Ebel, G. D., Shan, C., Shi, P. Y. & Vasilakis, N., Oct 2018, In : Trends in Microbiology. 26, 10, p. 877-885 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

11 Scopus citations

Differential vector competency of aedes albopictus populations from the Americas for Zika Virus

Azar, S. R., Roundy, C. M., Rossi, S. L., Huang, J. H., Leal, G., Yun, R., Fernandez-Salas, I., Vitek, C. J., Paploski, I. A. D., Stark, P. M., Vela, J., Debboun, M., Reyna, M., Kitron, U., Ribeiro, G. S., Hanley, K. A., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 97, 2, p. 330-339 10 p.

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41 Scopus citations
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3 Scopus citations

Emergence potential of sylvatic dengue virus type 4 in the urban transmission cycle is restrained by vaccination and homotypic immunity

Durbin, A. P., Mayer, S. V., Rossi, S. L., Amaya-Larios, I. Y., Ramos-Castaneda, J., Eong Ooi, E., Jane Cardosa, M., Munoz-Jordan, J. L., Tesh, R. B., Messer, W. B., Weaver, S. C. & Vasilakis, N., Apr 25 2013, In : Virology. 439, 1, p. 34-41 8 p.

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18 Scopus citations

Engineered Aedes aegypti JAK/STAT Pathway-Mediated Immunity to Dengue Virus

Jupatanakul, N., Sim, S., Angleró-Rodríguez, Y. I., Souza-Neto, J., Das, S., Poti, K. E., Rossi, S. L., Bergren, N., Vasilakis, N. & Dimopoulos, G., Jan 12 2017, In : PLoS neglected tropical diseases. 11, 1, e0005187.

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50 Scopus citations

Evaluation of aptima zika virus assay

Ren, P., Ortiz, D. A., Terzian, A. C. B., Colombo, T. E., Nogueira, M. L., Vasilakis, N. & Loeffelholz, M. J., Jul 2017, In : Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 55, 7, p. 2198-2203 6 p.

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13 Scopus citations

Evidence of natural Zika virus infection in neotropical non-human primates in Brazil

Terzian, A. C. B., Zini, N., Sacchetto, L., Rocha, R. F., Parra, M. C. P., Del Sarto, J. L., Dias, A. C. F., Coutinho, F., Rayra, J., da Silva, R. A., Costa, V. V., Fernandes, N. C. C. D. A., Réssio, R., Díaz-Delgado, J., Guerra, J., Cunha, M. S., Catão-Dias, J. L., Bittar, C., Reis, A. F. N., Santos, I. N. P. D. & 17 others, Ferreira, A. C. M., Cruz, L. E. A. A., Rahal, P., Ullmann, L., Malossi, C., Araújo, J. P. D., Widen, S., de Rezende, I. M., Mello, É., Pacca, C. C., Kroon, E. G., Trindade, G., Drumond, B., Chiaravalloti-Neto, F., Vasilakis, N., Teixeira, M. M. & Nogueira, M. L., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific reports. 8, 1, 16034.

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23 Scopus citations

Evolution of Genome Size and Complexity in the Rhabdoviridae

Walker, P. J., Firth, C., Widen, S. G., Blasdell, K. R., Guzman, H., Wood, T. G., Paradkar, P. N., Holmes, E. C., Tesh, R. B. & Vasilakis, N., 2015, In : PLoS pathogens. 11, 2, e1004664.

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80 Scopus citations

Experimental infection with and maintenance of cell fusing agent virus (Flavivirus) in aedes aegypti

Contreras-Gutierrez, M. A., Guzman, H., Thangamani, S., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., 2017, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 97, 1, p. 299-304 6 p.

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8 Scopus citations

Experimental zika virus infection of neotropical primates

Vanchiere, J. A., Ruiz, J. C., Brady, A. G., Kuehl, T. J., Williams, L. E., Baze, W. B., Wilkerson, G. K., Nehete, P. N., McClure, G. B., Rogers, D. L., Rossi, S. L., Azar, S. R., Roundy, C. M., Weaver, S. C., Vasilakis, N., Simmons, J. H. & Abee, C. R., Jan 1 2018, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 98, 1, p. 173-177 5 p.

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19 Scopus citations

Exploiting the legacy of the arbovirus hunters

Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B., Popov, V. L., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Forrester, N. L., Gonzalez, J. P., Saluzzo, J. F., Alkhovsky, S., Lam, S. K., Mackenzie, J. S. & Walker, P. J., May 2019, In : Viruses. 11, 5, 471.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
2 Scopus citations

Factors shaping the adaptive landscape for arboviruses: Implications for the emergence of disease

Coffey, L. L., Forrester, N., Tsetsarkin, K., Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., Feb 2013, In : Future Microbiology. 8, 2, p. 155-176 22 p.

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75 Scopus citations
82 Scopus citations

Flavivirus infection associated with cerebrovascular events

Estofolete, C. F., Milhim, B. H. G. A., Zini, N., Scamardi, S. N., Selvante, J. D. A., Vasilakis, N. & Nogueira, M. L., Jun 2020, In : Viruses. 12, 6, 671.

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Open Access

Flavivirus transmission focusing on Zika

Vasilakis, N. & Weaver, S. C., Feb 1 2017, In : Current Opinion in Virology. 22, p. 30-35 6 p.

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43 Scopus citations

Full genomic sequence of the prototype strain (M64) of rio Bravo virus

Volkova, E., Tesh, R. B., Monath, T. P. & Vasilakis, N., Apr 2012, In : Journal of virology. 86, 8, p. 4715 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

5 Scopus citations

GeneSV - An approach to help characterize possible variations in genomic and protein sequences

Zemla, A., Kostova, T., Gorchakov, R., Volkova, E., Beasley, D. W., Cardosa, J., Weaver, S., Vasilakis, N. & Naraghi-Arani, P., Oct 31 2013, In : Bioinformatics and Biology Insights. 8, p. 1-16 16 p.

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2 Scopus citations

Genetic and phenotypic characterization of sylvatic dengue virus type 4 strains

Rossi, S. L., Nasar, F., Cardosa, J., Mayer, S. V., Tesh, R. B., Hanley, K. A., Weaver, S. C. & Vasilakis, N., Feb 5 2012, In : Virology. 423, 1, p. 58-67 10 p.

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28 Scopus citations

Genetic characterization, molecular epidemiology, and phylogenetic relationships of insect-specific viruses in the taxon Negevirus

Nunes, M. R. T., da Silva, S. P., Cardoso, J. F., de Oliveira, R. S., da Silva Lemos, P., Vasconcelos, P. F. C., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Apr 1 2017, In : Virology. 504, p. 152-167 16 p.

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27 Scopus citations

Genome sequence of chiqui virus, a novel reovirus isolated from mosquitoes collected in Colombia

Contreras-Gutiérrez, M. A., Guzman, H., Cardoso, J. F., Popov, V. L., Nunes, M. R. T., Uribe, S., Widen, S. G., Wood, T. G., Vasilakis, N. & Tesh, R. B., Sep 27 2018, In : Microbiology Resource Announcements. 7, 12, e00881-18.

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1 Scopus citations

Genomes of viral isolates derived from different mosquitos species

Sadeghi, M., Popov, V., Guzman, H., Phan, T. G., Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. & Delwart, E., Oct 15 2017, In : Virus Research. 242, p. 49-57 9 p.

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15 Scopus citations

Genomic characterisation of Cuiaba and Charleville viruses: arboviruses (family Rhabdoviridae, genus Sripuvirus) infecting reptiles and amphibians

Vasilakis, N., Tesh, R. B., Widen, S., Mirchandani, D. & Walker, P. J., Feb 15 2019, In : Virus Genes. 55, 1, p. 87-94 8 p.

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3 Scopus citations

Genomic characterization of yogue, kasokero, issyk-kul, keterah, gossas, and thiafora viruses: Nairoviruses naturally infecting bats, shrews, and ticks

Walker, P. J., Widen, S. G., Firth, C., Blasdell, K. R., Wood, T. G., Travassos Da Rosa, A. P. A., Guzman, H., Tesh, R. B. & Vasilakis, N., Nov 4 2015, In : American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 93, 5, p. 1041-1051 11 p.

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17 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 2: Epidemiological distribution of o'nyong-nyong virus

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Dec 2019, In : Antiviral research. 172, 104611.

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Open Access
3 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 3: Epidemiological distribution of Mayaro virus

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Dec 2019, In : Antiviral research. 172, 104610.

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3 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on chikungunya, o'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part 5: Entomological aspects

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Feb 2020, In : Antiviral research. 174, 104670.

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Open Access
2 Scopus citations

GloPID-R report on Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus, part I: Biological diagnostics

GloPID-R Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong and Mayaro virus Working Group, Jun 2019, In : Antiviral research. 166, p. 66-81 16 p.

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13 Scopus citations

History and Emergence of Zika Virus

Gubler, D. J., Vasilakis, N. & Musso, D., 2017, In : Journal of Infectious Diseases. 216, p. S860-S867

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34 Scopus citations

ICTV virus taxonomy profile: Artoviridae

Dietzgen, R. G., Jiāng, D., Kuhn, J. H. & Vasilakis, N., 2019, In : Journal of General Virology. 100, 8, p. 1202-1203 2 p.

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