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Complete genome sequencing of a velogenic viscerotropic avian paramyxovirus 1 isolated from pheasants (Pucrasia macrolopha) in Lahore, Pakistan

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  • Muhammad Zubair Shabbir
  • Mohsan Ullah Goraya
  • Muhammad Abbas
  • Tahir Yaqub
  • Muhammad Abu Bakr Shabbir
  • Arfan Ahmad
  • Muhammad Anees
  • Muhammad Munir
<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/12/2012
<mark>Journal</mark>Journal of Virology
Issue number24
Number of pages2
Pages (from-to)13828-13829
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English


We report the complete genome sequence of avian paramyxovirus 1 (APMV-1) isolated from an acute and highly contagious outbreak in pheasants (Pucrasia macrolopha) in Lahore, Pakistan. Biological and serological characterization showed a velogenic strain of APMV-1, which was further confirmed by the sequence analysis of the cleavage site in the fusion protein. Complete genome sequencing andphylogenetic analysis indicated that this isolate belonged to genotype VII, specifically to subgenotype VIIa, and clustered closely with isolates characterized from Indonesia. Notably, the isolate showed significant differences from previously characterized APMV-1from Pakistani commercial and rural chicken.