The partial genome of a highly divergent calicivirus was acquired from a sewage sample from Kathmandu, Nepal. It has tentatively been named Secalivirus (Sewage associated calici-like virus; SecaliV, JQ898339) (Ng et al., 2012). The partial genome sequence consisted of 4068 nt, including a partial capsid gene, followed by two ORFs of unknown function, and a 553 nt long 3 UTR ending with a poly-A tail. Pairwise identity analysis suggested that the SecaliV capsid protein was highly divergent to those of Caliciviridae (6-11% identity).

Ng, T.F., Marine, R., Wang, C., Simmonds, P., Kapusinszky, B., Bodhidatta, L., Oderinde, B.S., Wommack, K.E. and Delwart, E. (2012). High variety of known and new RNA and DNA viruses of diverse origins in untreated sewage. J. Virol. 86: 12161-12175.
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