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Veterinary DNA viruses

Section Editor: Klaus Osterrieder, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany 
Deputy Section Editor: Gerlinde Van de Walle, Cornell University, USA ​​​​​​​

The Veterinary DNA viruses section of Virology Journal covers research on DNA viruses of non-human animals, including food, companion, and wild animal species. Both reviews and original research papers on viral structure, function and genetics will be considered as well as articles focusing on viral pathogenesis, virus-host interactions, vaccines, and antiviral therapeutics.

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  1. Content type: Research

    Pig diarrhea causes high mortality and large economic losses in the swine industry. Transmissible gastroenteritis virus (TGEV) causes pig diarrhea, with 100% mortality in piglets less than 2 weeks old. No inve...

    Authors: Lu Xia, Yunhan Yang, Jialu Wang, Yuchao Jing and Qian Yang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:102

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    Avian keratin disorder (AKD) is an epizootic of debilitating beak deformities, first documented in black-capped chickadees (Poecile atricapillus) in Alaska during the late 1990s. Similar deformities have now been...

    Authors: Maxine Zylberberg, Caroline Van Hemert, Colleen M. Handel and Joseph L. DeRisi

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:100

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    Goose parvovirus (GPV) causes acute enteritis, hepatitis, myocarditis and high morbidity and mortality in geese and ducks. GPV H strain was isolated from a Heilongjiang goose farm where the geese were showing ...

    Authors: Yinjie Niu, Lili Zhao, Baihan Liu, Jingli Liu, Fan Yang, Haichang Yin, Hong Huo and Hongyan Chen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:27

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    The occurrence of the novel porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3) was reported from the Americas, Asia and Europe. Although this virus was detected in association with various clinical syndromes in pigs, its role a...

    Authors: Robert Fux, Christina Söckler, Ellen Kathrin Link, Christine Renken, Roman Krejci, Gerd Sutter, Mathias Ritzmann and Matthias Eddicks

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:25

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    Porcine cytomegalovirus (PCMV) is an immunosuppressive virus that mainly inhibits T-lymphocyte and macrophage immune functions; it has significantly damaged the farming industry. Although recent studies have s...

    Authors: Xiao Liu, Haoche Wei, Shan Liao, Jianheng Ye, Ling Zhu and Zhiwen Xu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2018 15:16

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    Aleutian mink disease has major economic consequences on the mink farming industry worldwide, as it causes a disease that affects both the fur quality and the health and welfare of the mink. The virus causing ...

    Authors: P. Ryt-Hansen, E. E. Hagberg, M. Chriél, T. Struve, A. G. Pedersen, L. E. Larsen and C. K. Hjulsager

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:231

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    Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) is an emerging disease in swine. Pigs with PMWS are often infected with a variety of other pathogens, including bacteria, viruses and mycoplasm, in addition to...

    Authors: Shuqing Liu, Wentao Li, Yang Wang, Changqin Gu, Xiaoli Liu, Catherine Charreyre, Shenxian Fan and Qigai He

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:227

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  8. Content type: Short Report

    Porcine circovirus type 3 (PCV3), as an emerging circovirus species, was reported to be widely circulating in the United States, China, South Korea and Poland. Previous studies revealed that PCV3 was mainly co...

    Authors: Shao-Lun Zhai, Xia Zhou, He Zhang, Ben M. Hause, Tao Lin, Runxia Liu, Qin-Ling Chen, Wen-Kang Wei, Dian-Hong Lv, Xiao-Hui Wen, Feng Li and Dan Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:222

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  9. Content type: Research

    Polyomaviruses infect a wide variety of mammalian and avian hosts with a broad spectrum of outcomes including asymptomatic infection, acute systemic disease, and tumor induction.

    Authors: Dunwu Qi, Tongling Shan, Zhijian Liu, Xutao Deng, Zhihe Zhang, Wenlei Bi, Jacob Robert Owens, Feifei Feng, Lisong Zheng, Feng Huang, Eric Delwart, Rong Hou and Wen Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:207

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  10. Content type: Research

    African swine fever (ASF) is a re-expanding devastating viral disease currently threatening the pig industry worldwide. MicroRNAs are a class of 17–25 nucleotide non- coding RNAs that have been shown to have c...

    Authors: Fernando Núñez-Hernández, Lester Josué Pérez, Marta Muñoz, Gonzalo Vera, Francesc Accensi, Armand Sánchez, Fernando Rodríguez and José I. Núñez

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:198

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    Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is a very small, non-enveloped and icosahedral virus, with circular single stranded DNA genome. This virus is the most ubiquitous and persistent pathogen currently affecting th...

    Authors: Victor Neira, Natalia Ramos, Rodrigo Tapia, Juan Arbiza, Andrónico Neira-Carrillo, Manuel Quezada, Álvaro Ruiz and Sergio A. Bucarey

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:191

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    Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) is an important disease causing agent affecting psittacines. BFDV is highly infectious and can present as acute, chronic or subclinical disease. The virus causes immunodef...

    Authors: Guy L. Regnard, Edward P. Rybicki and Inga I. Hitzeroth

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:174

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    Salmon are paramount to the economy, ecology, and history of the Pacific Northwest. Viruses constitute one of the major threats to salmon health and well-being, with more than twenty known virus species that i...

    Authors: Negar Makhsous, Nicole L. Jensen, Katherine H. Haman, William N. Batts, Keith R. Jerome, James R. Winton and Alexander L. Greninger

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:170

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    Aleutian Mink Disease (AMD) is an infectious disease of mink (Neovison vison) and globally a major cause of economic losses in mink farming. The disease is caused by Aleutian Mink Disease Virus (AMDV) that belong...

    Authors: P. Ryt-Hansen, C.K. Hjulsager, E.E. Hagberg, M. Chriél, T. Struve, A.G. Pedersen and L.E. Larsen

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:119

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  15. Content type: Research

    Viruses interact with host cellular factors to construct a more favourable environment for their efficient replication. Expression of cyclophilin B (CypB), a cellular peptidyl-prolyl cis-trans isomerase (PPIase),...

    Authors: Kui Zhao, Jida Li, Wenqi He, Deguang Song, Ximu Zhang, Di Zhang, Yanlong Zhou and Feng Gao

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:114

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  16. Content type: Research

    Avian rotaviruses (RVs) cause gastrointestinal diseases of birds worldwide. However, prevalence, diversity, epidemiology and phylogeny of RVs remain largely under-investigated in Africa.

    Authors: Maude Pauly, Oluwole O. Oni, Aurélie Sausy, Ademola A. Owoade, Christopher A. O. Adeyefa, Claude P. Muller, Judith M. Hübschen and Chantal J. Snoeck

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:111

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    Infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) infection causes immunosuppression in chickens and increases their susceptibility to secondary infections. To explore the interaction between host and IBDV, RNA-Seq was a...

    Authors: Changbo Ou, Qiuxia Wang, Yanhong Zhang, Weili Kong, Shouping Zhang, Yan Yu, Jinyou Ma, Xingyou Liu and Xianghui Kong

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:93

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  18. Content type: Review

    Parvoviruses are small, non-enveloped viruses with an approximately 5.0 kb, single-stranded DNA genome. Usually, the parvovirus capsid gene contains one or more nuclear localization signals (NLSs), which are r...

    Authors: Peng Liu, Shun Chen, Mingshu Wang and Anchun Cheng

    Citation: Virology Journal 2017 14:80

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