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Veterinary DNA viruses

Section Editor: Gerlinde Van de Walle, Cornell University, USA 
Deputy Section Editor: Walid Azab, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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