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Porcine teschovirus in wild boars in Hungary

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The genus Teschovirus, family Picornaviridae, currently includes 12 serotypes (PTV 1 to 12) isolated from swine. PTVs have been well studied in domestic pigs, but knowledge about PTVs in wild boars is deficient. Here, we report the first complete PTV genome sequence from 7 (70 %) of 10 fecal samples of wild boar piglets (Sus scrofa) by RT-PCR and pyrosequencing. Analysis of the wild boar PTV strain WB2C-TV/2011/HUN (JQ429405) showed considerable difference, especially in VP1 (66-74 % amino acid identity) compared to the available PTVs. PTV is present in wild boars, and WB2C-TV/2011/HUN represents a novel PTV genotype, provisionally named PTV-13.

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This work was supported by a grant from the Hungarian Scientific Research Fund (OTKA, K83013). G.R. was supported by the János Bolyai Research Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; B.K. was supported by a fellowship from the Rosztoczy Foundation; and E.D., by NHLBI grant E01HL083254.

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Correspondence to Gábor Reuter.

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Nucleotide sequence data reported is available in the GenBank database under accession number JQ429405.

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Boros, Á., Nemes, C., Pankovics, P. et al. Porcine teschovirus in wild boars in Hungary. Arch Virol 157, 1573–1578 (2012).

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