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Genome analysis of Ranavirus frog virus 3 isolated from American Bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus) in South America

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Candido, Marcelo [1] ; Tavares, Loiane Sampaio [1] ; Alencar, Anna Luiza Farias [2] ; Ferreira, Claudia Maris [3] ; de Almeida Queiroz, Sabrina Ribeiro [1] ; Fernandes, Andrezza Maria [1] ; Moro de Sousa, Ricardo Luiz [1]
Total Authors: 7
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Vet Med, BR-13635900 Pirassununga - Brazil
[2] Tech Univ Denmark, Natl Vet Inst, Bygning 204, Lyngby - Denmark
[3] Fisheries Inst, APTA, BR-05001900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 9, NOV 20 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Ranaviruses (family Iridoviridae) cause important diseases in cold-blooded vertebrates. In addition, some occurrences indicate that, in this genus, the same virus can infect animals from different taxonomic groups. A strain isolated from a Ranavirus outbreak (2012) in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, had its genome sequenced and presented 99.26% and 36.85% identity with samples of Frog virus 3 (FV3) and Singapore grouper iridovirus (SGIV) ranaviruses, respectively. Eight potential recombination events among the analyzed sample and reference FV3 samples were identified, including a recombination with Bohle iridovirus (BIV) sample from Oceania. The analyzed sample presented several rearrangements compared to FV3 reference samples from North America and European continent. We report for the first time the complete genome of Ranavirus FV3 isolated from South America, these results contribute to a greater knowledge related to evolutionary events of potentially lethal infectious agent for cold-blooded animals. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/21357-2 - Development of immunochromatographic "dipstick" assay for direct detection of ranavirus
Support type: Research Grants - Innovative Research in Small Business - PIPE
FAPESP's process: 17/01718-3 - Cellular and molecular aspects of the experimental ranavirosis in Nile tilapias (Oreochromis niloticus)
Grantee:Marcelo Candido
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 12/08846-3 - Detection and characterization of viruses of the Iridoviridae family in fish and amphibians from Northeastern and Central-eastern regions of State of São Paulo
Grantee:Ricardo Luiz Moro de Sousa
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 15/24590-7 - Detection and genotypic characterization of ranavirus (Frog Virus 3) in commercial frog farms of São Paulo and assessment of the susceptibility of bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) to experimental infection
Grantee:Cláudia Maris Ferreira Mostério
Support type: Regular Research Grants