Kafkas Üniversitesi Veteriner Fakültesi Dergisi 2018 , Vol 24 , Issue 6
Identification and Genetic Characterization of Astrovirus in Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) in China
Fan-fan ZHANG1, Yu-xin TANG1, Yu YE1, Nannan GUO1, Min ZHANG1, Hao LI1, Dan LEI1, Qiong WU1, Dong-yan HUANG1, De-ping SONG1
1Key Laboratory for Animal Health of Jiangxi Province, 330045, Nanchang, Jiangxi, CHINA
2Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, College of Animal Science and Technology, Jiangxi Agricultural University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, CHINA
DOI : 10.9775/kvfd.2018.20139 Porcine astrovirus (PAstV) is a frequently detected virus in pigs suffering from diarrhea worldwide. Here, we report the first identification and complete genome sequence of astrovirus in wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Jiangxi, China. The complete genome sequence of a representative astrovirus, WBAstV/CH/2015, was amplified and determined. Sequence homology analysis showed that WBAstV/CH/2015 had 40.8% to 79.7% homology with PAstVs worlwide, and shared the highest homology (79.7%) with another wild boar astrovirus (WBAstV) strain WBAstV-1/2011/HUN from Hungary. Phylogenetic analysis showed that WBAstV/CH/2015 was closely related to WBAstV-1/2011/HUN and located in the cluster of PAstV 4. Keywords : Porcine astrovirus (PAstV), Diarrhea, Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Genome, Phylogenetic analysis