Archives of Virology

, Volume 164, Issue 4, pp 1199–1204 | Cite as

Molecular characteristics of a novel recombinant of porcine epidemic diarrhea virus

  • Mariia Nefedeva
  • Ilya Titov
  • Alexander MalogolovkinEmail author
Annotated Sequence Record


Porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) is a contagious viral disease in pigs, caused by the coronavirus porcine epidemic diarrhea virus (PEDV). PEDV infection results in significant mortality in piglets in unvaccinated herds. Like many others RNA viruses, PEDV has high evolutionary rate and is prone to genetic mutations. In this study, we analyzed the complete genome sequence of the recently sequenced isolate PEDV/Belgorod/dom/2008. A recombination event in S gene of PEDV/Belgorod/dom/2008 was detected. Pairwise identity analysis of the whole genome sequences revealed that PEDV/Belgorod/dom/2008 is an intermediate between PEDV and transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) strains. These results can be used for further analysis of the evolutionary variability, prevalence, and epidemiology of the porcine epidemic diarrhea virus.



We thank Olga Strizhakova for providing PEDV/Belgorod/dom/2008. We also acknowledge Yegor Bazykin and Alexey Neverov for fruitful discussions of virus evolution and recombination analysis. We appreciate Sandra Blome and Dennis Hanke for PEDV/Belgorod/dom/2008 complete genome sequencing.

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Our work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation.

Conflict of interest

The authors declare no competing interests.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Molecular Virology LaboratoryFederal Research Center for Virology and MicrobiologyVolginskyRussia

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