Molecular characterization confirms the presence of a divergent strain of canine coronavirus (UWSMN-1) in Australia

Matthew J. Naylor, Charanjiv S. Walia, Steven McOrist, Philip R. Lehrbach, Elizabeth M. Deane, Gavan A. Harrison

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Abstract

Canine coronavirus (CCV) UWSMN-1 was originally identified from an outbreak of fatal gastroenteritis in breeding colonies. In this report, we examined whether UWSMN-1 represents a novel divergent strain or is the result of recombination events between canine and feline coronavirus strains. Sequencing of various regions of the spike and polymerase genes confirms that UWSMN-1 is widely divergent from other CCV and feline coronavirus strains. These data raise the possibility that this strain is the first member of a novel third subtype of CCV.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3518-3522
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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