A novel simian immunodeficiency virus isolated from a Schmidt's guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti).

@article{Verschoor2004ANS,
  title={A novel simian immunodeficiency virus isolated from a Schmidt's guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti).},
  author={Ernst J. Verschoor and Zahra C. Fagrouch and Ilja Bontjer and Henk Niphuis and Jonathan Luke Heeney},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2004},
  volume={85 Pt 1},
  pages={21-4}
}
A novel simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) was characterized from a Schmidt's guenon (Cercopithecus ascanius schmidti), which was housed in a local zoo. The virus infection was detected during a routine serological screening for antibodies that were cross-reactive with SIVmac antigens. Infection with an immunodeficiency virus was confirmed using an INNO-LIA HIV Confirmation assay. Using DNA isolated from a blot clot, a 1895 nt partial pol sequence was amplified and sequenced. Phylogenetic… CONTINUE READING

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