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Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Control Newcastle Disease

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Title: Complete genome sequence of a recent panzootic virulent Newcastle disease virus from Pakistan

Author
item Wajid, Abdul - University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences
item Wasim, Muhammad - University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences
item Rehmani, Shafqat - University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences
item Bibi, Tasra - University Of Veterinary And Animal Sciences
item Ahmed, Nazir - Karakoram International University
item Afonso, Claudio

Submitted to: Genome Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/19/2015
Publication Date: 6/18/2015
Publication URL: http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/61397
Citation: Wajid, A., Wasim, M., Rehmani, S., Bibi, T., Ahmed, N., Afonso, C.L. 2015. Complete genome sequence of a recent panzootic virulent Newcastle disease virus from Pakistan. Genome Announcements. 3(3):e00658-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00658-15.

Interpretive Summary: Recently a new strain of highly virulent Newcastle disease virus has spread from Pakistan to the middle east and eastern Europe. Because of the large mobility of the virus and of the present current interconnected economies, the agent can be easily transported across the globe. This new strain causes significant disease in non-vaccinated and poorly vaccinated poultry worldwide and represents a significant threat to U.S. poultry industries. Complete genome sequencing of virus facilitates the determination of the origin, tracking, and classification of viruses. Here we report the complete nucleotide sequence of a recent isolate from Pakistan.

Technical Abstract: Complete genome sequence of a new strain of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) (chicken/Pak/Lahore-611/2013) is reported. The strain was isolated from a vaccinated chicken flock in Pakistan in 2013 and has panzootic features. The genome is 15192 nucleotides in length and is classified as sub-genotype VIIi of genotype VII, class II.