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Viruses 2017, 9(8), 196;

Perspectives on the Evolution of Porcine Parvovirus

Department of Veterinary Medicine Virology Lab, College of Veterinary Medicine and Research Institute for Veterinary Science, Seoul National University, Seoul 08826, Korea
Queen’s University, Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Kingston, ON 613-343, Canada
Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Vietnam National University of Agriculture, Hanoi 100000, Vietnam
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Academic Editors: Christiane Dinsart and Jürg Nüesch
Received: 13 June 2017 / Revised: 19 July 2017 / Accepted: 24 July 2017 / Published: 26 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Protoparvoviruses: Friends or Foes?)
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Porcine parvovirus (PPV) is one of the main causes of porcine reproductive failure. It is important for swine industries to understand the recent trends in PPV evolution. Previous data show that PPV has two genetic lineages originating in Germany. In this study, two more genetic lineages were defined, one of which was distinctly Asian. Additionally, amino acid substitutions in European strains and Asian strains showed distinct differences in several regions of the VP2 gene. The VP1 gene of the recent PPV isolate (T142_South Korea) was identical to that of Kresse strain isolated in the USA in 1985, indicating that modern PPV strains now resemble the original strains (Kresse and NADL-2). In this study, we compared strains isolated in the 20th century to recent isolates and confirmed the trend that modern strains are becoming more similar to previous strains. View Full-Text
Keywords: porcine parvovirus; South Korea; phylogenetic analysis; evolution porcine parvovirus; South Korea; phylogenetic analysis; evolution

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Oh, W.-T.; Kim, R.-Y.; Nguyen, V.-G.; Chung, H.-C.; Park, B.-K. Perspectives on the Evolution of Porcine Parvovirus. Viruses 2017, 9, 196.

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