Limited evidence of intercontinental dispersal of avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 by migratory birds

Infection, Genetics and Evolution
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Abstract

Avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 (APMV-4) is a single stranded RNA virus that has most often been isolated from waterfowl. Limited information has been reported regarding the prevalence, pathogenicity, and genetic diversity of AMPV-4. To assess the intercontinental dispersal of this viral agent, we sequenced the fusion gene of 58 APMV-4 isolates collected in the United States, Japan and the Ukraine and compared them to all available sequences on GenBank. With only a single exception the phylogenetic clades of APMV-4 sequences were monophyletic with respect to their continents of origin (North America, Asia and Europe). Thus, we detected limited evidence for recent intercontinental dispersal of APMV-4 in this study.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Limited evidence of intercontinental dispersal of avian paramyxovirus serotype 4 by migratory birds
Series title Infection, Genetics and Evolution
DOI 10.1016/j.meegid.2016.02.031
Volume 40
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Elsevier Science
Contributing office(s) National Wildlife Health Center, Alaska Science Center Biology WTEB
Description 5 p.
First page 104
Last page 108
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Additional Online Files (Y/N) N