Journal article

ROTAVIRUS SEROTYPE-G3 PREDOMINATES IN HORSES

GF BROWNING, RM CHALMERS, TA FITZGERALD, KTT CORLEY, I CAMPBELL, DR SNODGRASS

Journal of Clinical Microbiology | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 1992

Abstract

Foal fecal group A rotavirus strains were characterized by electropherotype, serotype, and subgroup and shown to be distinctly different from rotaviruses of other mammals. Of 86 strains that were electropherotyped, 98% had similar profiles, with gene segments 3 and 4 close together and segments 7, 8, and 9 widely spaced. Of 70 strains that had sufficient detectable VP7 antigen to be serotyped by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs), 63% were serotype G3 (39% were subtype G3A and 24% were subtype G3B), 4% were serotype G13, and 33% were untypeable. Serotypes G1, G2, G4, G5, G6, G9, G10, and G14 were not detected, although G5 and G14 strains have been identified among cultivable equine ..

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