Virus Genes

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 85–88 | Cite as

Sequence Analysis of the Gene Encoding VP4 of a Bovine Group C Rotavirus: Molecular Evidence for a New P Genotype

  • B. Jiang
  • J.R. Gentsch
  • H. Tsunemitsu
  • L.J. Saif
  • R.I. Glass
Article

Abstract

Nucleotide sequence of the bovine group C rotavirus Shintoku strain gene 3 was determined. Segment 3 is 2253 nucleotides (nt) in length and contains a long open reading frame (ORF) beginning at nt 22 and terminating at nt 2223. This ORF encodes a polypeptide of 733 amino acids with a predicted molecular mass of 83 kDa. The deduced gene 3 amino acid sequence shares 79% and 73% identities with VP4 of the porcine Cowden and human Bristol strains, respectively. Lack of high amino acid sequence homology in VP4 of bovine, porcine, and human group C rotaviruses indicates that the Shintoku strain represents a new P genotype.

rotavirus Shintoku Cowden Bristol VP4 P genotpye 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Jiang
    • 1
  • J.R. Gentsch
    • 1
  • H. Tsunemitsu
    • 2
  • L.J. Saif
    • 3
  • R.I. Glass
    • 1
  1. 1.Viral Gastroenteritis Section, Division of Viral and Rickettsial DiseasesCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAtlantaU.S.A
  2. 2.Shichinohe Research UnitNational Institute of Animal HealthAomoriJapan
  3. 3.Food Animal Health Research Program, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development CenterOhio State UniversityWoosterU.S.A

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