First molecular characterization of feline immunodeficiency virus in Turkey

First molecular characterization of feline immunodeficiency virus in Turkey In this study, strains of feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV), designated TR-D, TR-Mo and TR-Mi, isolated from three cats in Turkey, were characterized. PCR products (859 bp) from the envelope (env) gene region were amplified and sequenced, and possible geographical differences in the env gene region of Turkish FIV strains are discussed. Phylogenetic analysis of two strains showed that FIV subtype B was present in Turkey. Phylogenetic analysis showed that one new Turkish FIV strain occupies a separate branch from known clusters (subtypes A to E) from the USA, Canada, Europe and Japan. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

First molecular characterization of feline immunodeficiency virus in Turkey

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Biomedicine; Infectious Diseases; Medical Microbiology ; Virology
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