Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of a Chinese very virulent infectious bursal disease virus.

Laboratory for Animal Molecular Virology, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, College of Biological Science, China Agricultural University, 100094 Beijing, China.
Archives of Virology (Impact Factor: 2.28). 08/2008; 153(9):1725-9. DOI: 10.1007/s00705-008-0140-8
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ABSTRACT The complete genome sequence of a Chinese very virulent infectious bursal disease virus (vvIBDV) strain, Harbin-1, was determined. Based on the sequence analysis, the molecular characteristics and potential virulence determinants and origin of vvIBDV strains were identified. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that a reassortment and/or recombination event may have occurred in the emergence of Chinese vvIBDV strains.

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