Complete sequence of a duck astrovirus associated with fatal hepatitis in ducklings.

@article{Fu2009CompleteSO,
  title={Complete sequence of a duck astrovirus associated with fatal hepatitis in ducklings.},
  author={Yu Fu and Meng Pan and Xiaoyan Wang and Yongliang Xu and Xiaoyu Xie and Nick J. Knowles and Hanchun Yang and Dabing Zhang},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2009},
  volume={90 Pt 5},
  pages={1104-8}
}
Duck astroviruses (DAstVs) are known to cause duck viral hepatitis; however, little is known regarding their molecular biology. Here, we report the complete sequence of a DAstV associated with a recent outbreak of fatal hepatitis in ducklings in China. Sequence analyses indicated that the genome of DAstV possessed a typical astrovirus organization and also exhibited two unique features. The polyadenylated genome comprised 7722 nt, which is the largest among astroviruses sequenced to date. The… CONTINUE READING