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First Identification and Characterization of Porcine Enterovirus G in the United States

Porcine enterovirus G (EV-G) is a member of the family Picornavirdae, genus Enterovirus. To date, eleven EV-G types (EV-G1 through EV-G11) have been identified in pigs from Asia and Europe however they have never been reported in North America. In this study, we isolated and characterized the complete genome of NP/2013/USA, an EV-G from a porcine diarrhea sample from the United States. The complete genome consists of 7,390 nucleotides excluding the 39 poly(A) tail, and has an open reading frame that encodes a 2,169 amino acid polyprotein. NP/2013/USA was most similar at the nucleotide (84%) and amino acid (95%) level to the HM131607, an EV-G1 type isolated from China in 2012.

Anbalagan S, Hesse RA, Hause BM (2014) First Identification and Characterization of Porcine Enterovirus G in the United States. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97517. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097517

Source: AASV


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