The complete genomic sequence of a Hungarian goose orthoreovirus strain (D20/99) is reported in this study. The genome of D20/99 is 22,969 bp in length (range, 3958 bp for L1 to 1124 bp for S4) and encodes 11 putative proteins. Pairwise sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analyses indicated that D20/99 shares genetic signatures with some contemporary Chinese duck and goose reovirus strains, except for the μA, μNS and σA protein coding genes, which represented independent genetic lineages. This study implies a greater genetic diversity among waterfowl-origin orthoreoviruses than hitherto recognized.
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