The HCV internal ribosome entry site (IRES) spans a region of approximately 340 nt that encompasses most of the 5' untranslated region (5'UTR) of the viral mRNA and the first 24-40 nt of the core-coding region. To investigate the implication of altering the primary sequence of the 5'UTR on IRES activity, naturally occurring variants of the 5'UTR were… (More)
We conducted a 16S rRNA nested PCR for the genus Ehrlichia and Ehrlichia spp. with blood samples from 30 ill dogs in Chile. Phylogenetic analysis was performed by using groESL gene amplification. We identified Anaplasma platys as 1 of the etiologic agents of canine ehrlichiosis.