A vast load of circoviruses from bats

Our new paper about the circovirus diversity of bats from all around the world. We screened 424 bat samples (80 species) from eight countries from four continents (Namibia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Vietnam, Mexico, Germany, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia) with the help of great local researchers. In the family Circoviridae, 71 new species have been predicted. This screening of bat samples revealed a great diversity of circoviruses and cirliviruses. These studies underline the importance of the discovery and description of new cirliviruses and the need to establish new species and families in the order Cirlivirales. You can learn more about bat circoviruses here: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11259-023-10111-3