|Bernard, Kristen - NEW YORK DEPT OF HEALTH|
|Isreal, Barbara - UNIV OF WISC-MADISON|
Submitted to: DNA Sequence
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: July 3, 2007
Publication Date: June 19, 2008
Citation: Wilson, W.C., Bernard, K., Isreal, B.A., Mecham, J.O. 2008. Bluetongue virus serotype 17 sequence variation associated with neutralization. Virus Research. DNA Sequence 2008 Jun;19(3):237-240 Interpretive Summary: Bluetongue viruses (BTV) are insect-transmitted orbiviruses of importance to the cattle and sheep industry. Viruses that were characterized as pathogenic were genetically compared to viruses that were not pathogenic. Thirty-one of thirty-four chances identify were found to be consistent within each characterized group. These findings may lead to genetic test to identify pathogenic strains of BTV.