Archives of Virology

, 152:1995

Genetic diversity of bat rabies viruses in Brazil

  • Y. Kobayashi
  • G. Sato
  • M. Kato
  • T. Itou
  • E. M. S. Cunha
  • M. V. Silva
  • C. S. Mota
  • F. H. Ito
  • T. Sakai
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00705-007-1033-y

Cite this article as:
Kobayashi, Y., Sato, G., Kato, M. et al. Arch Virol (2007) 152: 1995. doi:10.1007/s00705-007-1033-y

Summary

Thirty-three Brazilian bat rabies viruses (RVs) were studied by sequence analysis and were compared against sequences of bat-related RVs from other regions of the Americas. Phylogenetic analysis revealed that bat-related RVs formed several monophyletic lineages and that these were associated with bat species. Brazilian bat RVs were found to include nine major lineages, one of which grouped with RVs isolated from Lasiurus spp. from different regions of the Americas. These results suggest that there is considerable diversity among Brazilian bat RV variants and that some of these RV variants may be associated with bats from other countries.

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Kobayashi
    • 1
  • G. Sato
    • 1
  • M. Kato
    • 1
  • T. Itou
    • 1
  • E. M. S. Cunha
    • 2
  • M. V. Silva
    • 3
  • C. S. Mota
    • 4
  • F. H. Ito
    • 4
  • T. Sakai
    • 1
  1. 1.Nihon University Veterinary Research CenterKanagawaJapan
  2. 2.Research and Development Center for Animal SanitationBiological Institute-São Paulo State Agency of Agribusiness (APTA)-São Paulo State Secretary of Agriculture and SupplySão PauloBrazil
  3. 3.Jorge Vaitsman Municipal Veterinary Medicine InstituteRabies Diagnostic Section SC2Rio de JaneiroBrazil
  4. 4.Department of Preventive Veterinary Medicine and Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and ZootechnyUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil