Metagenomics revealing new virus species in farm and pet animals and aquaculture

Eszter Kaszab, Andor Doszpoly, Gianvito Lanave, Atul Verma, Krisztián Bányai, Yashpal Singh Malik, Szilvia Marton

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Viral metagenomics is slowly taking over the traditional and widely used molecular techniques for the investigation of pathogenic viruses responsible for illness and inflicting great economic burden on the farm animal industry. Owing to the continued improvements in sequencing technologies and the dramatic reduction of per base costs of sequencing the use of next generation sequencing have been key factors in this progress. Discoveries linked to viral metagenomics are expected to be beneficial to the field of veterinary medicine starting from the development of better diagnostic assays to the design of new subunit vaccines with minimal investments. With these achievements the research has taken a giant leap even toward the better healthcare of animals and, as a result, the animal sector could be growing at an unprecedented pace.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGenomics and Biotechnological Advances in Veterinary, Poultry, and Fisheries
Number of pages45
ISBN (Electronic)9780128163528
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Aquaculture
  • Evolution
  • Farm animals
  • Next generation sequencing
  • Pet
  • Viral diversity
  • Viral metagenomics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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