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Research Project: Intervention Strategies to Predict, Prevent and Control Disease Outbreaks Caused by Emerging Strains of Virulent Newcastle Disease Viruses

Location: Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral Diseases Research

Title: First complete genome sequence of an avian metapneumovirus subtype B strain from Hungary

item GORAICHUK, IRYNA - Consultant
item Kapczynski, Darrell
item SEAL, BRUCE - Oregon State University
item Suarez, David

Submitted to: Microbiology Resource Announcements
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/14/2020
Publication Date: 5/7/2020
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Citation: Goraichuk, I.V., Kapczynski, D.R., Seal, B., Suarez, D.L. 2020. First complete genome sequence of an avian metapneumovirus subtype B strain from Hungary. Microbiology Resource Announcements. 9:e00177-20.

Interpretive Summary: Avian metapneumoviruses (aMPVs) cause respiratory and reproductive disorders in poultry, most notably, turkeys, chickens and ducks and are a major economic concern for the industry. Although only one serotype of aMPV has been described, four subtypes (A, B, C, and D) are recognized based on the level of genetic and antigenic differences. Recently two distinct aMPVs isolated from a monk parakeet and a gull were identified and proposed as new subtypes. aMPV of subtype A and B are present in Europe and many countries in the world, excluding the USA. aMPV-C is mainly present in the USA and has been reported to a limited degree in France, Korea and China. Currently, the aMPV subgroup D has only been reported in France. In this study, we report the first complete genome of aMPV-B from Hungary.

Technical Abstract: Avian metapneumoviruses (aMPVs), which have been reported in many countries, cause acute upper respiratory tract disease in chickens and turkeys. Using next-generation sequencing, we report here the complete genome sequence of an aMPV subtype B strain that was isolated from a turkey in Hungary in 1989.