Journal article

THE MOLECULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY OF EQUINE HERPESVIRUS-1 (EQUINE ABORTION VIRUS) IN AUSTRALASIA 1975 TO 1989

MJ STUDDERT, BS CRABB, N FICORILLI

AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY JOURNAL | AUSTRALIAN VETERINARY ASSN | Published : 1992

Abstract

The restriction endonuclease DNA fingerprints of 57 isolates of equine herpesvirus 1 (EHV1; equine abortion virus) from abortion, perinatal foal mortalities and encephalitis from 15 epidemics that occurred in Australasia between 1975 and 1989 were examined using the enzymes Bam HI, EcoRI and Bgl II. There was a remarkable degree of uniformity in the restriction patterns; mobility differences were observed in only 14 of 52 (27%) of the fragments. Twelve of these 14 fragments were located within the repeat structures that bracket the unique short region of the genome or were located at the left terminus of the 150 kilobase pair genome. Based on the Bam HI fingerprints the commonest virus ident..

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