The discovery of two novel papillomaviruses in native and invasive Christmas Island geckos

Date: 09, Sep, 2020
Author(s):   Jessica Agius
Publisher: TSR Hub

Papillomaviruses are widespread in the animal kingdom. In this study, we discovered two new papillomaviruses in the highly invasive Asian house gecko (Hemidactylus frenatus) and mute gecko (Gehyra mutilata) on Christmas Island and Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and in the Critically Endangered Lister’s geckos (Lepidodactylus listeri) in their captive breeding colony on Christmas Island.