Research Article

Phylogenetic analysis of Gansu sheeppox virus isolates based on P32, GPCR, and RPO30 genes

Published: March 13, 2015
Genet. Mol. Res. 14 (1) : 1887-1898 DOI: https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.March.13.17
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(2015). Phylogenetic analysis of Gansu sheeppox virus isolates based on P32, GPCR, and RPO30 genes. Genet. Mol. Res. 14(1): gmr4546. https://doi.org/10.4238/2015.March.13.17
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Abstract

Two outbreaks of sheeppox in sheep have occurred in Gansu Province, China. The P32, GPCR, and RPO30 genes were used as markers for differential diagnosis. We confirmed that the outbreaks were caused by sheeppox virus. Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the P32, GPCR, and RPO30 genes revealed a close relationship between the 2 isolates and Chinese sheeppox viruses. Because ill sheep were imported from Jingyuan, another county of Gansu Province, our results strongly suggest the importance of veterinary surveillance prior to transportation.

Two outbreaks of sheeppox in sheep have occurred in Gansu Province, China. The P32, GPCR, and RPO30 genes were used as markers for differential diagnosis. We confirmed that the outbreaks were caused by sheeppox virus. Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of the P32, GPCR, and RPO30 genes revealed a close relationship between the 2 isolates and Chinese sheeppox viruses. Because ill sheep were imported from Jingyuan, another county of Gansu Province, our results strongly suggest the importance of veterinary surveillance prior to transportation.