Archives of Virology

, Volume 106, Issue 1–2, pp 145–150 | Cite as

Characterization of a canine rotavirus strain by neutralization and molecular hybridization assays

  • T. Nakagomi
  • Y. Matsuda
  • A. Ohshima
  • M. Mochizuki
  • O. Nakagomi
Brief Report


A canine rotavirus, RS-15, previously isolated in Japan was determined to be subgroup I and serotype 3. When compared with prototype human and animal rotavirus strains by RNA-RNA hybridization assay, the RS-15 strain showed a high degree of homology only with the canine CU-1 strain isolated in the United States of America, suggesting that canine rotaviruses constitute a distinct gene family, which we have elsewhere proposed to term “genogroup”.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Nakagomi
    • 1
  • Y. Matsuda
    • 2
  • A. Ohshima
    • 3
  • M. Mochizuki
    • 5
  • O. Nakagomi
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyAkita University School of MedicineAkita
  2. 2.Department of Animal Facilities for Experimental MedicineAkita University School of MedicineAkita
  3. 3.Department of Internal MedicineAkita University School of MedicineAkita
  4. 4.Department of Laboratory MedicineAkita University School of MedicineAkitaJapna
  5. 5.Laboratory of Veterinary Microbiology, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of AgricultureKagoshima UniversityKagoshimaJapan

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