Sequence comparison of the L2 and S10 genes of bluetongue viruses from the United States and the People's Republic of China

Kyle R. Bonneau, Nianzu Zhang, Jianbo Zhu, Fuqiang Zhang, Zhihua Li, Kaili Zhang, Lei Xiao, Wenbing Xiang, Nigel J Maclachlan

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Abstract

Bluetongue virus (BTV) infection of ruminants is endemic throughout much of the US and China. The S10 and a portion of the L2 gene segments of Chinese prototype strains of BTV serotypes 1, 2, 3, 4, 12, 15, and 16 were sequenced and compared to the same genes of prototype and field strains of BTV from the US. Phylogenetic analysis of the S10 gene segregated the Chinese viruses into a monophyletic group distinct from the US viruses, whereas similar analysis of the L2 gene segregated strains of BTV according to serotype, regardless of geographic origin. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalVirus Research
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1999

Keywords

  • Bluetongue virus
  • L2 gene
  • Phylogeny
  • S10 gene

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Molecular Biology
  • Virology

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