:: Volume 11, Issue 1 (3-2017) ::
Iran J Virol 2017, 11(1): 39-43 Back to browse issues page
Characterization of Iranian Avian Metapneumovirus based on Fusion Gene (F)
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  Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) represents one of the most prevalent diseases of poultry mainly in combination with other pathogens, and it is increasing among chickens.  In the present study, the detection and characterization of an aMPV subtype B strain circulating in broiler flocks based on fusion (F) gene. In phylogenetic analysis, the isolates are located in B subtype cluster and near aMPV strains from Russia (99.58%). It is the first molecular characterization based on F gene of aMPV in Iran. It is also concluded that more work is required to isolate and characterized aMPV in different geographical regions of Iran and several species.
Keywords: Avian metapneumovirus, Detection, Characterization, Fusion, Phylogenetic Study
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Type of Study: Short communication | Subject: General
Received: 2017/10/3 | Accepted: 2018/01/13 | Published: 2018/01/13


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