Appearance of Novel PRRSV Isolates by Recombination in the Natural Environment

  • Michael P. Murtaugh
  • Shishan Yuan
  • Kay S. Faaberg
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 494)


Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (PRRSV) emerged in North America and Europe in the 1980’s as a new viral disease of swine. PRRSV now is endemic in swine-rearing regions essentially worldwide. A better understanding of the mechanisms of genetic change may help to elucidate its evolutionary history and emergence as a swine pathogen.


Respiratory Syndrome Virus Lelystad Virus Nonhomologous Recombination National Veterinary Service Laboratory Swine Pathogen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael P. Murtaugh
    • 1
  • Shishan Yuan
    • 1
  • Kay S. Faaberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary PathoBiologyUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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