Emergence of rotavirus G4P8 strain among children suffering from watery diarrhea in Calcutta, India.


Rotavirus RNAs from the fecal samples were hybridized with cDNAs specific for G1 and G2 genotypes. 59 out of 138 samples (42.7%) did not hybridize with either probe. The cDNAs coding for VP7 and VP4 from one such sample, SC134, were synthesized by combined reverse transcriptase/polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using specific oligonucleotide primers and were… (More)