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Genetic diversity of Porcine Circovirus Type 2 (PCV2) in the Romanian wild boar population

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Autori: 11. M. A. Turcitu, G. J. Wellenberg, G. Barboi, M. D. Codreanu, V. B. Vuta, S. Nicolae, F. Barbuceanu, H. Coste, R. Cioranu

Editorial: Research in Veterinary Science, 91 (2011), p.e103–, 2011.


In this study, we have analyzed 23 PCV2 ORF2 sequences recovered from wild boar population in Romania.
The PCV2 sequences were originated from different geographical regions in Romania, and collected
between 2008 and 2009 during the classical swine fever virus (CSFV) surveillance campaign. Complete
open reading frame 2 (ORF2) nucleotide sequences were obtained and compared with sequences mainly
from European and Asian isolates. The Romanian sequences were identified as belonging to previously
described clusters 2a and 2b, with high degree of heterogeneity (PCV2 ORF2 nucleotide homology ranged
between 90.1% and 100%). Interestingly, for cluster 2a, the majority of the sequences (8 from a total number
of 9) clustered mainly with the Asian isolates (especially China, but also India and South Korea), with
three exceptions from Europe previously reported in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Cuvinte cheie: Romania, Mistreti, Circovirus tip 2, Caracterizare genetica // Romania, Wild boar, Circovirus type 2, Genetic characterization