Phylogenetic comparison of the S10 genes of recent isolates of bluetongue virus from the United States and French Martinique Island

Nigel J Maclachlan, Stéphan Zientara, David E. Stallknecht, Joshua D. Boone, Virginia H. Goekjian, Corinne Sailleau, Udeni B. Balasuriya

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Abstract

The sequences of the S10 genes of 28 recent isolates (1994-2004) of bluetongue virus (BTV) from the United States (US) and French Martinique Island (2006) in the Caribbean Basin were compared in phylogenetic analyses to those of viruses previously isolated in the same regions. Although the analyses segregated the recent virus isolates from the two regions into distinct topotype clusters, the analyses also confirm that viruses from the US and the Caribbean Basin/Central America can share similar S10 genes despite the fact that distinct constellations of BTV serotypes occur in the two regions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)236-240
Number of pages5
JournalVirus Research
Volume129
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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Keywords

  • Bluetongue virus
  • Molecular epidemiology
  • NS3/3A proteins
  • S10 gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Biology
  • Virology

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