Complete genome sequence of pigeon circovirus detected in racing pigeons in western Japan

Abstract

We report the genetic analysis of a pigeon circovirus (PiCV/Japan/2/2010) detected in a racing pigeon with diarrheal symptoms in western Japan. Sequencing revealed a genome size of 2,041 bp that contained 3 open reading frames (ORFs), designated V1, C1, and C2, a structure consistent with to those of other pigeon circoviruses. Phylogenetic analyses of the ORF C1 revealed that PiCV/Japan/2/2010 diverges from other Asian pigeon circoviruses, suggesting genetic diversity of pigeon circoviruses in Asia.

DOI: 10.1007/s11262-015-1211-z

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@article{Yamamoto2015CompleteGS, title={Complete genome sequence of pigeon circovirus detected in racing pigeons in western Japan}, author={Eiji Yamamoto and Hiroshi Ito and Eiji Kitamoto and Keiko Morinishi and Atsushi Yano and Satomi Miyoshi and Toshihiro Ito}, journal={Virus Genes}, year={2015}, volume={51}, pages={140-143} }