Genetic variation and geographic distribution of megalocytiviruses

  title={Genetic variation and geographic distribution of megalocytiviruses},
  author={Jun-Young Song and Shin-ichi Kitamura and Sung-Ju Jung and Toshiaki Miyadai and Shinji Tanaka and Yutaka Fukuda and Seok-Ryel Kim and Myung-Joo Oh},
  journal={The Journal of Microbiology},
Viruses belonging to the genus Megalocytivirus in the family Iridoviridae have caused mass mortalities in marine and freshwater fish in Asian countries. In this study, partial major capsid protein (MCP) gene of seven Japanese and six Korean megalocytiviruses was sequenced and compared with the known megalocytiviruses to evaluate genetic variation and geographic distribution of the viruses. Comparison of MCP gene nucleotide sequences revealed sequence identity of 92.8% or greater among these 48… CONTINUE READING

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