Archives of Virology

, Volume 88, Issue 1–2, pp 135–142 | Cite as

Comparative analysis of the genomes of orthopoxviruses isolated from elephant, rhinoceros, and Okapi by restriction enzymes

  • J. Pilaski
  • A. Rösen
  • G. Darai
Brief Report


Orthopoxviruses from different zoo-kept mammalian species includingElephas maximus (8 isolates),Ceratotherium simum (1 isolate), andOkapia johnstoni (2 isolates) were characterized by restriction enzyme analysis of the viral genome. The four enzymes Bam HI, MluI, NcoI, and SalI were found to be optimal for strain differentiation.


Infectious Disease Comparative Analysis Restriction Enzyme Viral Genome Mammalian Species 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Pilaski
    • 1
  • A. Rösen
    • 2
  • G. Darai
    • 2
  1. 1.Medizinisches Institut für UmwelthygieneDüsseldorf
  2. 2.Institut für Medizinische VirologieHeidelbergFederal Republic of Germany

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