We amplified and sequenced six complete genomes of a polyomavirus from feral Norway rats ( Rattus norvegicus ) and from a long-term breeding colony derived from Norway rats. This virus, which is closely related to hamster polyomavirus and murine polyomavirus, may contribute to understanding the evolutionary history of rodent polyomaviruses.
Ehlers, B., Richter, D., Matuschka, F.-R., & Ulrich, R. G. (2015). Genome Sequences of a Rat Polyomavirus Related to Murine Polyomavirus, Rattus norvegicus Polyomavirus 1 . Genome Announcements, 3(5). https://doi.org/10.1128/genomea.00997-15