Novel adenovirus detected in kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) with pneumonia

Gál, János and Mándoki, Míra and Sós, Endre and Kertész, Péter and Koroknai, Viktória and Bányai, Krisztián and Farkas, Szilvia L. (2017) Novel adenovirus detected in kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) with pneumonia. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 64 (1). pp. 81-90. ISSN 1217-8950


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A male kowari (Dasyuroides byrnei) originating from a zoo facility was delivered for post mortem evaluation in Hungary. Acute lobar pneumonia with histopathologic changes resembling an adenovirus (AdV) infection was detected by light microscopic examination. The presence of an AdV was confirmed by obtaining partial sequence data from the adenoviral DNA-dependent DNA-polymerase. Although the exact taxonomic position of this novel marsupial origin virus could not be determined, pairwise identity analyses and phylogenetic calculations revealed that it is distantly related to other members in the family Adenoviridae.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 08:20
Last Modified: 28 Feb 2018 00:15

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