Characterization of a novel porcine enterovirus in wild boars in Hungary

Ákos Boros, Csaba Nemes, Péter Pankovics, Hunor Bíró, Beatrix Kapusinszky, Eric Delwart, Gábor Reuter

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Porcine enteroviruses (PEVs) are members of the family Picornaviridae, genus Enterovirus. Until now, only three different PEV genotypes (PEV-9 and -10, and PEV-3H/PEV-14) have been detected in domestic pigs, and there is no information about the presence of PEVs in wild animals. Here, we identify and characterize the complete genomes of PEV originated from 5 of 10 (50%) of wild boar (Sus scrofa) piglets by RT-PCR and pyrosequencing. Wild boar/WBD/2011/HUN (JN807387) PEV showed only 67% amino acid identity in VP1 compared to the most closely related prototype PEV-3H/PEV-14. Wild boar enterovirus represents a novel PEV genotype, provisionally called PEV-15.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)981-986
Number of pages6
JournalArchives of virology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - máj. 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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