Phylogenetic correlation of Greek and Italian orf virus isolates based on VIR gene

Kottaridi, C., Nomikou, K. , Teodori, L., Savini, G., Lelli, R., Markoulatos, P. and Mangana, O. (2006) Phylogenetic correlation of Greek and Italian orf virus isolates based on VIR gene. Veterinary Microbiology, 116(4), pp. 310-316. (doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2006.04.020) (PMID:16757136)

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Abstract

Thirteen orf virus isolates obtained during the time period between 1995 and 2004 from crusted scab lesions of nine sheep and four goats from different geographical areas of Greece and Italy with suspected contagious ecthyma infection were analyzed. DNA of all isolates was successfully amplified by PCR with the primers 045F-045R and identified them as parapox virus. Partial DNA sequence of orf virus interferon resistant (VIR) gene, phylogenetic analysis of the available isolates and amino acid comparison of the interferon resistance protein encoded by this genomic region was carried out. According to the results of the present report a precise characterisation of the genomic region studied might provide evidence for the genetic variation and movement of the circulating orf virus strains.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Nomikou, Dr Kyriaki
Authors: Kottaridi, C., Nomikou, K., Teodori, L., Savini, G., Lelli, R., Markoulatos, P., and Mangana, O.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Veterinary Microbiology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0378-1135
ISSN (Online):1873-2542
Published Online:27 April 2006

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