Archives of Virology

, Volume 106, Issue 1, pp 145–150

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


  • T. Nakagomi
    • Department of MicrobiologyAkita University School of Medicine
  • Y. Matsuda
    • Department of Animal Facilities for Experimental MedicineAkita University School of Medicine
  • A. Ohshima
    • Department of Internal MedicineAkita University School of Medicine
  • M. Mochizuki
    • Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of AgricultureKagoshima University
  • O. Nakagomi
    • Department of Laboratory MedicineAkita University School of Medicine
Brief Report

DOI: 10.1007/BF01311046

Cite this article as:
Nakagomi, T., Matsuda, Y., Ohshima, A. et al. Archives of Virology (1989) 106: 145. doi:10.1007/BF01311046


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”.

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