Journal article

Infectious bronchitis viruses with a novel genomic organization

Karim Mardani, Amir H Noormohammadi, Peter Hooper, Jagoda Ignjatovic, Glenn F Browning

JOURNAL OF VIROLOGY | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2008

Abstract

A number of novel infectious bronchitis viruses (IBVs) were previously identified in commercial poultry in Australia, where they caused significant economic losses. Since there has been only limited characterization of these viruses, we investigated the genomic and phenotypic differences between these novel IBVs and other, classical IBVs. The 3' 7.5 kb of the genomes of 17 Australian IBV strains were sequenced, and growth properties of 6 of the strains were compared. Comparison of sequences of the genes coding for structural and nonstructural proteins revealed the existence of two IBV genotypes: classical and novel. The genomic organization of the classical IBVs was typical of those of other..

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