, Volume 144, Issue 5, pp 893-903
Date: 18 May 2014

Phylogenetic analysis of European encephalomyocarditis viruses: comparison of two genomic regions

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The phylogenetic relationships of encephalomyocarditis (EMC) viruses isolated from pigs and rodents in Europe were determined by comparison of nucleotide sequences from two different regions of the virus genome, the VP3/VP1 gene junction (part of the capsid-coding region) and part of the 3D polymerase-coding region. Thirty-five European EMC viruses could be divided into two genetic groups, one which contained viruses from Greece isolated between 1986 and 1997 and from Belgium in 1991 and the other which contained viruses from Italy (1986–1996), Cyprus (1994–1995), France (1995) and Belgium (1995–1996).

Received August 26, 1998 Accepted December 18, 1998