Evolution of pigeon Newcastle disease virus strains.

Last updated on 22-8-2019 by Anonymous (not verified)

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Twenty-seven Newcastle disease virus isolates obtained during the years 1998 and 1999 from racing pigeons were shown to be antigenically indistinguishable from the pigeon paramyxovirus type 1 (PPMV-1) viruses isolated in the years 1983 and 1984. Partial sequencing of 240 base pairs of the F gene demonstrated at least 94.7% identity at the nucleotide level between isolates from 1983 and 1984, and more recent viruses isolated in 1998 and 1999. Most of the nucleotide changes observed were silent mutations as only six amino acid changes were observed. Three amino acid substitutions were observe…

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