Detection of bovine leukemia virus and identification of its genotype in Mongolian cattle

Detection of bovine leukemia virus and identification of its genotype in Mongolian cattle Epidemiological studies have indicated that bovine leukemia virus (BLV) infection is globally distributed. However, no information regarding the disease and genetic diversity of the virus in the cattle of Mongolia is currently available. In this study, the prevalence of BLV was assessed using PCR, and the genetic diversity was analyzed through DNA sequencing. Of the 517 samples tested, 20 positives were identified. Phylogenetic analysis showed that six, one, and four isolates were classified into genotype 4, 7, and 1, respectively. Most isolates were clustered with isolates from Eastern Europe and Russia. This study is the first to investigate the BLV genotype in Mongolia. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Detection of bovine leukemia virus and identification of its genotype in Mongolian cattle

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Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
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