Archives of Virology

, Volume 78, Issue 1–2, pp 29–36 | Cite as

Characterization of viruses which represent further distinct serotypes (PMV-8 and PMV-9) of avian paramyxoviruses

  • D. J. Alexander
  • V. S. Hinshaw
  • M. S. Collins
  • N. Yamane
Original Papers


Representatives of paramyxoviruses isolated from waterfowl in the U.S.A., goose/Delaware/1053/76, and Japan, pintail/Wakuya/20/78, were shown to be serologically closely related but distinct from other avian paramyxoviruses. Another isolate, from domestic ducks in the U.S.A., was shown to be representative of a further distinct serotype of avian paramyxoviruses. We propose that, in the current system of nomenclature these serotypes be designated PMV-8, for which the prototype strain would be PMV-8/goose/Delaware/1053/76 and PMV-9, for which the prototype strain would be PMV-9/domestic duck/New York/22/78.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. Alexander
    • 1
  • V. S. Hinshaw
    • 2
  • M. S. Collins
    • 1
  • N. Yamane
    • 3
  1. 1.Poultry DepartmentCentral Veterinary LaboratoryNew Haw, WeybridgeUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Division of VirologySt. Jude Childrens' HospitalMemphisUSA
  3. 3.Clinical Microbiology Branch, Central Clinical LaboratoryTokohu University School of MedicineSendaiJapan

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