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Simultaneous infection with distinct strains of Torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) in healthy slaughter-age pigs.
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PMID:  23283602     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The aims of this study were to evaluate torque teno sus virus (TTSuV) infection in healthy slaughter-age pigs and to compare the similarities of the untranslated region (UTR) nucleotide (nt) sequences obtained from different biological samples of the same animals. Fifty-eight pigs were evaluated by PCR assay for the presence of TTSuV in paired samples of liver and serum (Group 1, n = 27) and lung and serum (Group 2, n = 31). All the pigs were positive for TTSuV infection in the organs sampled and 94.8 % (n = 55) presented with viraemia. The nt sequence similarities between the Groups 1 and 2 varied from 91.7 % to 96.6 % (TTSuV1) and 91 % to 95 % (TTSuV2). In Group 1, the nt sequence similarities were 93 % (TTSuV1) and 95.4 % (TTSuV2). In Group 2, the nt sequence similarities were 95 % (TTSuV1) and 91 % (TTSuV2). These results revealed the simultaneous infection with distinct strains of TTSuV1 and 2 in healthy pigs at slaughter age.
Raquel de Arruda Leme; Juliane Ribeiro; Alice Fernandes Alfieri; Amauri Alcindo Alfieri
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-4
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Title:  Veterinary research communications     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1573-7446     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Res. Commun.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8100520     Medline TA:  Vet Res Commun     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Laboratory of Animal Virology, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, Universidade Estadual de Londrina, Londrina, PR, Brazil.
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