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Hepaciviruses (HVs) have been detected in several domestic and wild animals and present high genetic diversity. The actual classification divides the genus Hepacivirus into 14 species (A-N), according to their phylogenetic relationships, including the bovine hepacivirus [Hepacivirus N (HNV)]. In...

Author(s)
Silva, M. S. da; Junqueira, D. M.; Baumbach, L. F.; Cibulski, S. P.; Mósena, A. C. S.; Weber, M. N.; Silveira, S.; Moraes, G. M. de; Maia, R. D.; Coimbra, V. C. S.; Canal, C. W.
Publisher
Microbiology Society, London, UK
Citation
Journal of General Virology, 2018, 99, 7, pp 890-896
Abstract

Wild ducks and gulls are the major reservoirs for avian influenza A viruses (AIVs). The mechanisms that drive AIV evolution are complex at sites where various duck and gull species from multiple flyways breed, winter, or stage. The Republic of Georgia is located at the intersection of three...

Author(s)
Venkatesh, D.; Poen, M. J.; Bestebroer, T. M.; Scheuer, R. D.; Oanh Vuong; Chkhaidze, M.; Machablishvili, A.; Mamuchadze, J.; Ninua, L.; Fedorova, N. B.; Halpin, R. A.; Lin XuDong; Ransier, A.; Stockwell, T. B.; Wentworth, D. E.; Kriti, D.; Dutta, J.; Bakel, H. van; Puranik, A.; Slomka, M. J.; Essen, S.; Brown, I. H.; Fouchier, R. A. M.; Lewis, N. S.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, D.C., USA
Citation
Journal of Virology, 2018, 92, 15, pp e00433-18
Abstract

Natural selection in domestic dogs is of great interest in evolutionary biology since dogs have migrated to every inhabited continent of the world alongside humans, and adapted to diverse environments. Here, we explored their demographic history and genetic basis of adaptation to the tropical...

Author(s)
Liu YanHu; Wang Lu; Xu Tao; Guo XiaoMin; Li Yang; Yin TingTing; Yang HeChuan; Hu Yang; Adeola, A. C.; Sanke, O. J.; Otecko, N. O.; Wang Meng; Ma YaPing; Charles, O. S.; Sinding, M. H. S.; Shyam Gopalakrishnan; Samaniego, J. A.; Hansen, A. J.; Fernandes, C.; Gaubert, P.; Budd, J.; Dawuda, P. M.; Rueness, E. K.; Jiang LuBin; Zhai WeiWei; Gilbert, M. T. P. (et al)
Publisher
Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK
Citation
Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2018, 35, 2, pp 287-298
Abstract

African swine fever (ASF) is a complex infectious disease of swine that constitutes devastating impacts on animal health and the world economy. Here, we investigated the evolutionary epidemiology of ASF virus (ASFV) in Eurasia and Africa using the concatenated gene sequences of the viral protein 72 ...

Author(s)
Alkhamis, M. A.; Gallardo, C.; Jurado, C.; Soler, A.; Arias, M.; Sánchez-Vizcaíno, J. M.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 2, pp e0192565
Abstract

Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) is responsible for one of the most economically important infectious diseases of livestock. The virus spreads very easily and continues to affect many countries (mainly in Africa and Asia). The risks associated with the introduction of FMDV result in major...

Author(s)
Jamal, S. M.; Belsham, G. J.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Infection, Genetics and Evolution, 2018, 59, pp 84-98
Abstract

Peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV) causes a highly contagious disease, peste des petits ruminants (PPR), in sheep and goats which has been considered as a serious threat to the local economy in Africa and Asia. However, the in-depth evolutionary dynamics of PPRV during an epidemic is not well...

Author(s)
Bao JingYue; Wang QingHua; Li Lin; Liu ChunJu; Zhang ZhiCheng; Li JinMing; Wang ShuJuan; Wu XiaoDong; Wang ZhiLiang
Publisher
Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Virology, 2017, 510, pp 156-164
Abstract

Plasmodium gonderi is a primate parasite whose natural host is the African Old World monkeys. Here, we report the draft genome sequence for P. gonderi. The data are useful not only for understanding the evolution of malaria but also for allowing the comparative genomics of malaria parasites.

Author(s)
Honma, H.; Kawai, S.; Motooka, D.; Nakamura, S.; Tougan, T.; Horii, T.; Arisue, N.
Publisher
American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Washington, USA
Citation
Genome Announcements, 2017, 5, 28, pp e00612-17
Abstract

Peste des petits ruminants is an important transboundary disease infecting small ruminants. Genome or gene sequence analysis enriches our knowledge about the evolution and transboundary nature of the causative agent of this disease, peste des petits ruminants virus (PPRV). Although analysis using...

Author(s)
Sahu, A. R.; Wani, S. A.; Saminathan, M.; Rajak, K. K.; Sahoo, A. P.; Aruna Pandey; Shikha Saxena; Sonam Kanchan; Tiwari, A. K.; Bina Mishra; Muthuchelvan, D.; Singh, R. P.; Yaspal Singh; Mumtaz Baig; Mishra, B. P.; Singh, R. K.; Gandham, R. K.
Publisher
Springer-Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Archives of Virology, 2017, 162, 6, pp 1677-1693
Abstract

Peste-des-petits ruminants (PPR) is one of the most important infectious diseases of domesticated small ruminants. From the initial identification in 1942 in West Africa, PPR virus (PPRV) has spread throughout much of the developing world. PPRV is now considered endemic throughout Africa, with the...

Author(s)
Clarke, B.; Mahapatra, M.; Friedgut, O.; Bumbarov, V.; Parida, S.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2017, 12, 5, pp e0177028
Abstract

Among the genotype/species causing cystic echinococcosis, the taxonomic status of Echinococcus canadensis is only partially resolved. Within E. canadensis, four genotypes (G6, G7, G8 and G10) have been described based on short mitochondrial sequences, of which G6 and G7 (the 'camel' and the 'pig'...

Author(s)
Addy, F.; Wassermann, M.; Kagendo, D.; Ebi, D.; Zeyhle, E.; Elmahdi, I. E.; Umhang, G.; Casulli, A.; Harandi, M. F.; Aschenborn, O.; Kern, P.; Mackenstedt, U.; Romig, T.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal for Parasitology, 2017, 47, 14, pp 923-931

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