Low numbers of repeat units in variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) regions of white spot syndrome virus are correlated with disease outbreaks.

@article{Hoa2012LowNO,
  title={Low numbers of repeat units in variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) regions of white spot syndrome virus are correlated with disease outbreaks.},
  author={Tran Thi Tuyet Hoa and Mark P. Zwart and Nguyen Thi Thu Phuong and Mart C M de Jong and Just M. Vlak},
  journal={Journal of fish diseases},
  year={2012},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={817-26}
}
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is the most important pathogen in shrimp farming systems worldwide including the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. The genome of WSSV is characterized by the presence of two major 'indel regions' found at ORF14/15 and ORF23/24 (WSSV-Thailand) and three regions with variable number tandem repeats (VNTR) located in ORF75, ORF94 and ORF125. In the current study, we investigated whether or not the number of repeat units in the VNTRs correlates with virus outbreak status and/or… CONTINUE READING