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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2020

Coding-complete genome sequencing suggests that Newcastle disease virus challenge strain Herts'33 (IVMP) may represent a distinct genotype

Feher, Eniko; Balint, Adam; Marton, Szilvia; Bali, Krisztina; Belak, Sandor; Banyai, Krisztian


We determined the genomic sequence of a Newcastle disease virus (NDV) line obtained directly from the first NDV isolate, named Herts'33. This strain shared <= 90% nucleotide sequence identity with the NDV sequences available in the GenBank database, and formed a distinct branch in a phylogenetic tree. This branch may be considered to represent a separate NDV genotype. Our study indicates that investigation of the genomic sequences of old NDV strains that originated from the early outbreaks of Newcastle disease may alter the phylogenetic grouping of the NDV strains and provide data on the evolution of viral genomes over time.

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Archives of Virology
2020, volume: 165, number: 1, pages: 245-248

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Feher, Eniko
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Balint, Adam
Natl Food Chain Safety Off
Marton, Szilvia
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Bali, Krisztina
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Belák, Sándor (Belak, Sandor)
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Biomedical Science and Veterinary Public Health
Banyai, Krisztian
Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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