An interesting book about genus Anellovirus, Anelloviruses.
December 23, 2013
Current topics in microbiology and immunology ( Printed 2009)
Ethel-Michele de Villiers, Harald zur Hausen. Editors. TT-viruses- The Still Elusive Human Pathogens. ISBN 978-3-540-70971-8. 2009 Springer-Verlaqg Berlin Heidelberg
“Within remarkably short period of time it became clear that TT-viruses (genus Anellovirus, TTV) are widely spread globally, infect a large proportion ( 90% of adults) of all human population studied thus far and represent an extremely heterogeneous group of viruses, now labelled as Anelloviruses . TT virus-like infections have also been noted in various animal species.
The classification of this virus group turns put to be fdifficult, their DNA contains between 2200 and 3800 nucleotides (nt), related so called TT- mini viruses (TTMV) and a substantial proportion of intragenomic, recombinants further complicate attempts to combine these viruses into a unifying phylogenetic concept.
Although studied in many laboratories , the medically most interesting question of their possible pathogenic role in human remains unanswered until today ( 2008) .
It is not unreasonable to suspect that persistence of at least some specific TT virus genotypes may result in some infected individuals in a definable pathogenicity. We believe that this volyme provides first hints in support of this view” ( Editors 2008)