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Genotyping of Korean isolates of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) based on the glycoprotein gene

January 1, 2007

Glycoprotein (G) gene nucleotide sequences of four Korean isolates of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) were analyzed to evaluate their genetic relatedness to worldwide isolates. All Korean isolates were closely related to Japanese isolates of genogroup JRt rather than to those of North American and European genogroups. It is believed that Korean IHNV has been most likely introduced from Japan to Korea by the movement of contaminated fish eggs. Among the Korean isolates, phylogenetically distinct virus types were obtained from sites north and south of a large mountain range, suggesting the possibility of more than one introduction of virus from Japan. ?? 2007 Springer-Verlag.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2007
Title Genotyping of Korean isolates of infectious hematopoietic necrosis virus (IHNV) based on the glycoprotein gene
DOI 10.1007/s00705-007-1027-9
Authors W.-S. Kim, M.-J. Oh, T. Nishizawa, J. W. Park, Gael Kurath, M. Yoshimizu
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Archives of Virology
Series Number
Index ID 70031379
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization