Journal article

Sequence and phylogenetic analysis of virulent Newcastle disease virus isolates from Pakistan during 2009-2013 reveals circulation of new sub genotype

Naila Siddique, Khalid Naeem, Muhammad Athar Abbas, Akbar Ali Malik, Farooq Rashid, Saba Rafique, Abdul Ghafar, Abdul Rehman

VIROLOGY | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2013

Abstract

Despite observing the standard bio-security measures at commercial poultry farms and extensive use of Newcastle disease vaccines, a new genotype VII-f of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) got introduced in Pakistan during 2011. In this regard 300 ND outbreaks recorded so far have resulted into huge losses of approximately USD 200 million during 2011-2013. A total of 33 NDV isolates recovered during 2009-2013 throughout Pakistan were characterized biologically and phylogenetically. The phylogenetic analysis revealed a new velogenic sub genotype VII-f circulating in commercial and domestic poultry along with the earlier reported sub genotype VII-b. Partial sequencing of Fusion gene revealed two ty..

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