Further Defining the Human Virome using NGS: Identification of Redondoviridae.


Departments of Pediatrics & Medicine, Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation, Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


In this issue of Cell Host & Microbe, Abbas et al. (2019) uncover a previously undefined family of single-stranded DNA viruses, Redondoviridae, in human ororespiratory sites. The presence of Redondoviridae associates with critical illness such as respiratory failure and periodontitis, illustrating the power of metagenomics to define the human virome.

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