Brazilian Journal of Microbiology Brazilian Journal of Microbiology
Braz J Microbiol 2016;47:527-8 - Vol. 47 Num.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.04.022
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Full genome sequencing of the bluetongue virus-1 isolate MKD20/08/Ind from goat in India
Karam Chanda,, , Sanchay Kumar Biswasa, Gaurav Sharmab, Arpit Saxenaa, Neha Tewaria, Sonalika Mahajanb, Awadh Bihari Pandeya
a Division of Virology, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar Campus, Uttarakhand, India
b Project Directorate on Foot and Mouth Disease, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Mukteswar Campus, Uttarakhand, India
Received 06 January 2016, Accepted 20 January 2016
Abstract

This communication reports full genome sequencing of the bluetongue virus-1 (BTV-1) isolate MKD20/08/Ind from goat in northern India. The total BTV-1 genome size was found to be 19,190bp. A comparison study between the Indian isolate and other global isolates revealed that it belongs to the ‘Eastern’ BTV topotype. The full genome sequence of BTV-1 will provide vital information on its geographical origin and it will also be proved useful for comparing the Indian isolate with global isolates from other host species.

Keywords
Bluetongue virus-1, Goat, Eastern BTV topotype, Next-generation sequencing
Braz J Microbiol 2016;47:527-8 - Vol. 47 Num.3 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjm.2016.04.022