Archives of Virology

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Complete nucleotide sequences of the large RNA genome segments of Main Drain and Northway viruses (family Peribunyaviridae)

  • Jermilia Charles
  • Chandra S. Tangudu
  • Bradley J. Blitvich
Annotated Sequence Record


The large RNA genome segments of Main Drain virus (MDV) and Northway virus (NORV) were fully sequenced and shown to consist of 6860 and 6875 nucleotides, respectively. Sequence alignments revealed that the large RNA segment of MDV is most closely related to the corresponding region of NORV, with 76.8% nucleotide sequence identity, and the large RNA segment of NORV is most closely related to the corresponding region of Maguari virus, with 79.1% identity.



This study was supported by an intramural grant from Iowa State University. The authors thank Robert Tesh for providing isolates of MDV and NORV.

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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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The research reported here did not involve the use of human subjects or vertebrate animals.

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This study represents original work that has not been submitted to any other journal for publication. The authors have no conflict of interest to declare. No human or animal ethics approval was required for the completion of this study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Veterinary MedicineIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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