Archives of Virology

, Volume 144, Issue 5, pp 893–903

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

Authors

  • F. Koenen
    •  Department of Virology, Epizootic Swine Virology, CODA-CERVA, Ukkel, Belgium
  • H. Vanderhallen
    •  Department of Virology, Epizootic Swine Virology, CODA-CERVA, Ukkel, Belgium
  • N. D. Dickinson
    •  Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Woking, Surrey, U.K.
  • N. J. Knowles
    •  Institute for Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, Woking, Surrey, U.K.
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s007050050554

Cite this article as:
Koenen, F., Vanderhallen, H., Dickinson, N. et al. Arch. Virol. (1999) 144: 893. doi:10.1007/s007050050554

Summary

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).

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