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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. PCV2 has emerged as one of the most devastating viral infections of swine farming, causing a relevant economic impact due to direct losses and control strategies expenses. Epidemiological and experimental stud...

    Authors: Giovanni Franzo, Martí Cortey, Alex Olvera, Dinko Novosel, Alessandra Marnie Martins Gomes De Castro, Philippe Biagini, Joaquim Segalés and Michele Drigo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:131

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  2. Porcine parvovirus (PPV), a member of the Parvoviridae family, causes great economic loss in the swine industry worldwide. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are a class of non-protein–coding genes that play many diverse and ...

    Authors: Xinqiong Li, Ling Zhu, Xiao Liu, Xiangang Sun, Yuanchen Zhou, Qiaoli Lang, Ping Li, Yuhan Cai, Xiaogai Qiao and Zhiwen Xu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:128

    Content type: Short report

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  3. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the correlation between Torque teno sus virus 1b (TTSuV1b) infection and other viral infections or vaccine immunization in conventional pigs.

    Authors: Zhongsheng Li, Jingxin Qiao, Yonglong He, Yiwen Chen and Guiping Wang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:125

    Content type: Research

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  4. Camel contagious ecthyma (CCE) is an important viral disease of camelids caused by a poxvirus of the genus parapoxvirus (PPV) of the family Poxviridae. The disease has been reported in west and east of the Sudan ...

    Authors: Abdelmalik I. Khalafalla, Ibrahim M. El-Sabagh, Khalid A. Al-Busada, Abdullah I. Al-Mubarak and Yahia H. Ali

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:124

    Content type: Research

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  5. Porcine circovirus type-2b (PCV2b) is recognized as the etiological agent of the various clinical manifestations of porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD). Previous studies have demonstrated effectivene...

    Authors: Jizong Li, Tianqi Yu, Xiaobo Wang, Jinzhu Zhou, Ruxia Gao, Feipeng Zhang, Xing Gao, Song Gao and Xiufan Liu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:113

    Content type: Research

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  6. Pox and pox-like diseases of camels are a group of exanthematous skin conditions that have become increasingly important economically. Three distinct viruses may cause them: camelpox virus (CMLV), camel parapo...

    Authors: Abdelmalik I Khalafalla, Khalid A Al-Busada and Ibrahim M El-Sabagh

    Citation: Virology Journal 2015 12:102

    Content type: Research

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  7. Mink enteritis virus (MEV) is one of the most important pathogens in the mink industry. Recent studies have shed light into the role of microRNAs (miRNAs), small noncoding RNAs of length ranging from 18–23 nuc...

    Authors: Jia-zeng Sun, Jigui Wang, Shuang Wang, Daoli Yuan, Zhili Li, Bao Yi, Qiang Hou, Yaping Mao and Weiquan Liu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:210

    Content type: Research

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  8. Porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) is caused by a small pathogenic DNA virus, Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2), and is responsible for severe economic losses. PCV2-associated enteritis appears to be a ...

    Authors: Mengfei Yan, Liqi Zhu and Qian Yang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:193

    Content type: Research

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  9. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2)-associated diseases are a major problem for the swine industry worldwide. In addition to improved management and husbandry practices, the availability of several anti-PCV2 vacc...

    Authors: Sergio A Bucarey, Myriam Pujol, Joaquín Poblete, Ignacio Nuñez, Cecilia V Tapia, Andrónico Neira-Carrillo, Jonatán Martinez and Oliver Bassa

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:149

    Content type: Research

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  10. The porcine circovirus-associated disease (PCVAD) has been known since 1991 in Canada, but the first outbreak of PCVAD in Colombia was reported in 2007. In order to understand the molecular epidemiology of the...

    Authors: Maria Antonia Rincón Monroy, Gloria Consuelo Ramirez-Nieto, Victor Julio Vera, Jairo Jaime Correa and Jose Dario Mogollón-Galvis

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:143

    Content type: Research

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  11. Aleutian mink disease virus (AMDV) is the cause of a chronic immune complex disease, Aleutian disease (AD), which is common in mink-producing countries. In 2005, implementation of an AMDV eradication programme...

    Authors: Anna Knuuttila, Pirjo Aronen, Majvor Eerola, Ian A Gardner, Anna-Maija K Virtala and Olli Vapalahti

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:141

    Content type: Research

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  12. Currently, porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is considered the major pathogen of porcine circovirus associated-diseases (PCVAD) that causes large economic losses for the swine industry in the world annually, in...

    Authors: Shao-Lun Zhai, Sheng-Nan Chen, Zhi-Hong Xu, Man-Hua Tang, Feng-Guo Wang, Xiao-Jing Li, Bei-Bei Sun, Su-Fang Deng, Jun Hu, Dian-Hong Lv, Xiao-Hui Wen, Jie Yuan, Man-Lin Luo and Wen-Kang Wei

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:88

    Content type: Review

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  13. Duck circovirus (DuCV) infection in farmed ducks is associated with growth problems or retardation syndromes. Rapid identification of DuCV infected ducks is essential to control DuCV effectively. Therefore, this ...

    Authors: Liji Xie, Zhixun Xie, Guangyuan Zhao, Jiabo Liu, Yaoshan Pang, Xianwen Deng, Zhiqin Xie, Qing Fan and Sisi Luo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:76

    Content type: Methodology

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  14. Canine parvovirus 2 (CPV 2) is a major infectious cause of mortality in puppies. The characteristic symptom of CPV 2 disease is intestinal hemorrhage with severe bloody diarrhea. Soon after CPV was first recog...

    Authors: Chao-Nan Lin, Chi-Hsien Chien, Ming-Tang Chiou, Ling-Ling Chueh, Meng-Yu Hung and Han-Siang Hsu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:39

    Content type: Research

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  15. It was previously report that the first open reading frame of Muscovy duck reocvirus S4 gene encodes a 95-amino-acid protein, designed p10.8, which has no sequence similarity to other known proteins. Its amino...

    Authors: Dongchun Guo, Na Qiu, Wulin Shaozhou, Xiaofei Bai, Yilong He, Qingshan Zhang, Jian Zhao, Ming Liu and Yun Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:37

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  16. Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) is one of the most important pathogens in cattle. Previously, BVDV sub-genotypes of 1b, 1c, 1d, and 1 m were detected in China. However, isolation of BVDV type 1a from cattle...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Xinchuan Shi, Qin Tong, Yongwang Wu, Ming Qi Xia, Ye Ji, Wenzhi Xue and Hua Wu

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:8

    Content type: Research

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  17. Our previous studies have demonstrated that piglets infected with highly pathogenic porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus (HP-PRRSV) may develop significant thymus atrophy, which related to thymo...

    Authors: Gang Wang, Yuli He, Yabin Tu, Yonggang Liu, En-Min Zhou, Zifeng Han, Chenggang Jiang, Shujie Wang, Wenda Shi and Xuehui Cai

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:2

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  18. Foot-and-mouth disease virus (FMDV) causes a severe vesicular disease in domestic and wild cloven-hoofed animals. Because of the limited early protection induced by current vaccines, emergency antiviral strate...

    Authors: Yanyan Chang, Yongxi Dou, Huifang Bao, Xuenong Luo, Xuerong Liu, Kebin Mu, Zaixin Liu, Xiangtao Liu and Xuepeng Cai

    Citation: Virology Journal 2014 11:1

    Content type: Research

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  19. Viral envelope proteins are always proposed to exert important function during virus infection and replication. Vertebrate iridoviruses are enveloped large DNA virus, which can cause great economic losses in a...

    Authors: Xiaohong Huang, Jie Gong, Youhua Huang, Zhengliang Ouyang, Shaowen Wang, Xiuli Chen and Qiwei Qin

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:354

    Content type: Research

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  20. Rift Valley Fever (RVF) is a viral zoonosis that historically affects livestock production and human health in sub-Saharan Africa, though epizootics have also occurred in the Arabian Peninsula. Whilst an effec...

    Authors: George M Warimwe, Gema Lorenzo, Elena Lopez-Gil, Arturo Reyes-Sandoval, Matthew G Cottingham, Alexandra J Spencer, Katharine A Collins, Matthew DJ Dicks, Anita Milicic, Amar Lall, Julie Furze, Alison V Turner, Adrian VS Hill, Alejandro Brun and Sarah C Gilbert

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:349

    Content type: Research

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  21. Infectious salmon anaemia (ISA) is a serious disease of marine-farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) caused by ISA virus (ISAV), which belongs to the genus Isavirus, family Orthomyxoviridae. ISA is caused by virul...

    Authors: Marcos G Godoy, Molly JT Kibenge, Rudy Suarez, Eduardo Lazo, Alejandro Heisinger, Javier Aguinaga, Diego Bravo, Julio Mendoza, Katerina O Llegues, Rubén Avendaño-Herrera, Cristian Vera, Fernando Mardones and Frederick SB Kibenge

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:344

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  22. Rotavirus (RV) nonstructural protein 4 (NSP4) is the first described viral enterotoxin, which induces early secretory diarrhea in neonatal rodents. Our previous data show a direct interaction between RV NSP4 a...

    Authors: Judith M Ball, Megan E Schroeder, Cecelia V Williams, Friedhelm Schroeder and Rebecca D Parr

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:336

    Content type: Research

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  23. Newcastle Disease (ND) is a highly contagious and economically devastating disease of poultry. At present, limited molecular epidemiological data are available regarding the causes of ND outbreaks in vaccinate...

    Authors: Dennis Villaseñor Umali, Hiroshi Ito, Terumasa Suzuki, Kazutoshi Shirota, Hiromitsu Katoh and Toshihiro Ito

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:330

    Content type: Research

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  24. Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) is a lethal systemic disease, caused by the FIP Virus (FIPV); a virulent mutant of Feline Enteric Coronavirus (FECV). Currently, the viruses virulence determinants and host ...

    Authors: Mohammad Syamsul Reza Harun, Choong Oi Kuan, Gayathri Thevi Selvarajah, Tan Sheau Wei, Siti Suri Arshad, Mohd Hair Bejo and Abdul Rahman Omar

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:329

    Content type: Research

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  25. Duck enteritis virus (DEV) is the causative agent of duck viral enteritis, which causes an acute, contagious and lethal disease of many species of waterfowl within the order Anseriformes. In recent years, two lab...

    Authors: Liu Chen, Bin Yu, Jionggang Hua, Weicheng Ye, Zheng Ni, Tao Yun, Xiaohui Deng and Cun Zhang

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:328

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  26. Bluetongue virus (BTV) is an arbovirus that is responsible for ‘bluetongue’, an economically important disease of livestock. Although BTV is well characterised at the protein level, less is known regarding its...

    Authors: Andrew E Shaw, Anke Brüning-Richardson, Ewan E Morrison, Jacquelyn Bond, Jennifer Simpson, Natalie Ross-Smith, Oya Alpar, Peter PC Mertens and Paul Monaghan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:319

    Content type: Research

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  27. Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is associated with post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), an emerging swine disease that causes progressive weight loss, dyspnea, tachypnea, anemia, jaundice, and ...

    Authors: Yu Ye, Xiaoliang Cheng, Jie Zhang, Tiezhu Tong, Wenyao Lin, Ming Liao and Huiying Fan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:316

    Content type: Research

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  28. West Nile virus (WNV) and Usutu virus (USUV), both belonging to the genus Flavivirus, are emerging in Italy as important human and animal pathogens. Migratory birds are involved in the spread of Flaviviruses over...

    Authors: Michela Grisenti, Daniele Arnoldi, Franco Rizzolli, Mario Giacobini, Luigi Bertolotti and Annapaola Rizzoli

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:306

    Content type: Research

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  29. In 2001 and 2002, fatal myocarditis resulted in the sudden deaths of four, two adult and two juvenile, orang utans out of a cohort of 26 in the Singapore Zoological Gardens.

    Authors: Dawn Su-Yin Yeo, Jing Er Lian, Charlene J Fernandez, Yueh-Nuo Lin, Jasper Chin-Wen Liaw, Moi-Lien Soh, Elizabeth Ai-Sim Lim, Kwai-Peng Chan, Mah-Lee Ng, Hwee-Cheng Tan, Serena Oh, Eng-Eong Ooi and Boon-Huan Tan

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:248

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  30. African swine fever (ASF) is a highly lethal and economically significant disease of domestic pigs in Eastern Africa particularly in Uganda where outbreaks regularly occur. Sequence analysis of variable genome...

    Authors: David Kalenzi Atuhaire, Mathias Afayoa, Sylvester Ochwo, Savannah Mwesigwa, Julius Boniface Okuni, William Olaho-Mukani and Lonzy Ojok

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:247

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  31. Piscine reovirus (PRV) is a newly discovered fish reovirus of anadromous and marine fish ubiquitous among fish in Norwegian salmon farms, and likely the causative agent of heart and skeletal muscle inflammatio...

    Authors: Molly JT Kibenge, Tokinori Iwamoto, Yingwei Wang, Alexandra Morton, Marcos G Godoy and Frederick SB Kibenge

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:230

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  32. Lymphocystis disease virus (LCDV) is a large icosahedral dsDNA-containing virus of the Lymphocystivirus genus within the Iridoviridae family that can cause disease in more than 140 marine and freshwater fish s...

    Authors: Sergio M Pontejo, Carolina Sánchez, Rocío Martín, Victoriano Mulero, Antonio Alcami and Alí Alejo

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:188

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  33. The White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV), the sole member of the family Whispoviridae, is the etiological agent that causes severe mortality events in wild and farmed shrimp globally. Given its adverse effects, th...

    Authors: Fernando Mendoza-Cano and Arturo Sánchez-Paz

    Citation: Virology Journal 2013 10:186

    Content type: Methodology

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