"Mid-G" region sequences of the glycoprotein gene of Austrian infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus isolates form two lineages within European isolates and are distinct from American and Asian lineages

Jolanta Kolodziejek, Oskar Schachner, Ralf Dürrwald, Muna Latif, Norbert Nowotny

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Infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) is one of the most important pathogens of salmonid fish. In this study a comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of the genetic evolution and variety of Austrian IHNV strains, as well as selected strains ensuring worldwide coverage, is presented. The phylogenetic investigation is based on sequences comprising the "mid-G" region of the G gene, and it includes all currently available IHNV sequences of the G gene with a length of at least 615 bp. Austrian IHNVs are located - together with other European IHNV isolates - in two clusters of genogroup M (M-Eur1 and M-Eur2) and are clearly separated from American and Asian lineages. The genetic clustering, however, could not be linked to certain clinical symptoms or significant differences in the mortality rates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Microbiology

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