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Surveillance and Genome Analysis of Human Bocavirus in Patients with Respiratory Infection in Guangzhou, China

  • Lin Xu equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lin Xu, Xia He, Ding-mei Zhang

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Xia He equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lin Xu, Xia He, Ding-mei Zhang

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Ding-mei Zhang equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Lin Xu, Xia He, Ding-mei Zhang

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Fa-shen Feng,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Zhu Wang,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Lin-lin Guan,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Jue-heng Wu,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Rong Zhou,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Bo-jian Zheng,

    Affiliations: Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

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  • Kwok-yung Yuen,

    Affiliations: Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

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  • Meng-feng Li,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Kai-yuan Cao mail

    caoky@mail.sysu.edu.cn

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China, Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

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  • Published: September 11, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044876

About the Authors

Lin Xu, Xia He, Ding-mei Zhang, Fa-shen Feng, Zhu Wang, Lin-lin Guan, Jue-heng Wu, Meng-feng Li, Kai-yuan Cao
Department of Microbiology, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Lin Xu, Xia He, Ding-mei Zhang, Fa-shen Feng, Zhu Wang, Lin-lin Guan, Jue-heng Wu, Meng-feng Li, Kai-yuan Cao
Key Laboratory of Tropical Disease Control, Ministry of Education, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Lin Xu, Xia He, Ding-mei Zhang, Fa-shen Feng, Zhu Wang, Lin-lin Guan, Jue-heng Wu, Bo-jian Zheng, Kwok-yung Yuen, Meng-feng Li, Kai-yuan Cao
Sun Yat-sen University – University of Hong Kong Joint Laboratory of Infectious Disease Surveillance, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Rong Zhou
State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China
Bo-jian Zheng, Kwok-yung Yuen
Department of Microbiology, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Corresponding Author

Email: caoky@mail.sysu.edu.cn

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: K-yC LX. Performed the experiments: LX XH D-mZ F-sF ZW L-lG. Analyzed the data: LX XH K-yY M-fL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RZ B-jZ J-hW M-fL. Wrote the paper: LX XH M-fL K-yY.