A unique isolate of beak and feather disease virus isolated from budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in South Africa

Varsani, A., de Villiers, G. K., Regnard, G. L., Bragg, R. R., Kondiah, K., Hitzeroth, I. I., & Rybicki, E. P. (2010) A unique isolate of beak and feather disease virus isolated from budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) in South Africa. Archives of Virology, 155(3), pp. 435-439.

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Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV), the causative agent of psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD) infects psittaciformes worldwide. We provide an annotated sequence record of three full-length unique genomes of BFDV isolates from budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) from a breeding farm in South Africa. The isolates share >99% nucleotide sequence identity with each other and ~96% nucleotide sequence identity to two recent isolates (Melopsittacus undulatus) from Thailand but only between 91. 6 and 86. 6% identity with all other full-length BFDV sequences. Maximum-likelihood analysis and recombination analysis suggest that the South African budgerigar BFDV isolates are unique to budgerigars, are non-recombinant in origin, and represent a new genotype of BFDV. © 2010 Springer-Verlag.

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ID Code: 54971
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 7
Export Date: 12 November 2012
Source: Scopus
DOI: 10.1007/s00705-010-0589-0
Deposited On: 20 Nov 2012 02:46
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2012 02:57

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