Brief Report

Archives of Virology

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 145-150

First online:

Characterization of a canine rotavirus strain by neutralization and molecular hybridization assays

  • T. NakagomiAffiliated withDepartment of Microbiology, Akita University School of Medicine
  • , Y. MatsudaAffiliated withDepartment of Animal Facilities for Experimental Medicine, Akita University School of Medicine
  • , A. OhshimaAffiliated withDepartment of Internal Medicine, Akita University School of Medicine
  • , M. MochizukiAffiliated withLaboratory of Veterinary Microbiology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Agriculture, Kagoshima University
  • , O. NakagomiAffiliated withDepartment of Laboratory Medicine, Akita University School of Medicine

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Summary

A canine rotavirus, RS-15, previously isolated in Japan was determined to be subgroup I and serotype 3. When compared with prototype human and animal rotavirus strains by RNA-RNA hybridization assay, the RS-15 strain showed a high degree of homology only with the canine CU-1 strain isolated in the United States of America, suggesting that canine rotaviruses constitute a distinct gene family, which we have elsewhere proposed to term “genogroup”.