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Lijiao Zhang, Qingshui Zhang, Jun Wang, Na An, Yanxin Cao, Guanghua Fu, Xueying Hu, Yu Huang, Jingliang Su
Batai virus (BATV) belongs to the genus Orthobunyavirus of the family Bunyaviridae. It has been isolated from mosquitos, pigs, cattle, and humans throughout Africa, Asia, and Europe, and causes clinical signs in domestic animals and humans. Here, we report the isolation of BATV from a domestic duck flock. Genome sequence analysis revealed clustering of this isolate in the Africa-Asia lineage. The virus replicated in mosquitos and vertebrate host cells, showing different phenotypic characteristics, and showed the potential to infect mice...
October 12, 2016: Virus Genes
Tian-Fei Yu, Bo Ma, Jun-Wei Wang
Goose parvovirus (GPV) infection can cause a highly contagious and lethal disease in goslings and muscovy ducklings which is widespread in all major goose (Anser anser) and Muscovy duck (Cairina moschata) farming countries, leading to a huge economic loss. Humoral immune responses play a major role in GPV immune protection during GPV infection. However, it is still unknown for the localization and immunological characteristics of B-cell epitopes on GPV non-structural protein (NSP). Therefore, in this study, the epitopes on the NSP of GPV were identified by means of overlapping peptides expressed in Escherichia coli in combination with Western blot...
October 15, 2016: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Run-Shi Yang, Youjun Feng, Xiao-Yue Lv, Jia-Hong Duan, Jing Chen, Liang-Xing Fang, Jing Xia, Xiao-Ping Liao, Jian Sun, Ya-Hong Liu
Two E. coli clones (ST648 and ST156) that coproduce NDM-5 and MCR-1 were detected from a single fowl in China. The blaNDM-5 gene was found on the two indistinguishable IncX3 plasmids from the two different E. coli isolates, whereas the mcr-1 gene was located on IncHI2 and IncI2 plasmid respectively, suggesting that blaNDM-5 andmcr-1 have spread in avian intestinal flora. Also, the two strains harbor blaTEM-1, blaCTX-M-55, fosA3 and aac(6')-Ib The multi-resistant E. coli (esp. the epidemic clone ST648) might raise a potential threat to human health via food-chain transmission...
August 22, 2016: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
Duc-Huy Chu, Masatoshi Okamatsu, Keita Matsuno, Takahiro Hiono, Kohei Ogasawara, Lam Thanh Nguyen, Long Van Nguyen, Tien Ngoc Nguyen, Thuy Thu Nguyen, Dong Van Pham, Dang Hoang Nguyen, Tho Dang Nguyen, Thanh Long To, Hung Van Nguyen, Hiroshi Kida, Yoshihiro Sakoda
A total of 3,045 environmental samples and oropharyngeal and cloacal swabs from apparently healthy poultry have been collected at three live bird markets (LBMs) at which practices were applied to reduce avian influenza (AI) virus transmission (intervention LBMs) and six conventional LBMs (non-intervention LBMs) in Thua Thien Hue province in 2014 to evaluate the efficacy of the intervention LBMs. The 178 AI viruses, including H3 (19 viruses), H4 (2), H5 (8), H6 (30), H9 (114), and H11 (5), were isolated from domestic ducks, muscovy ducks, chickens, and the environment...
August 30, 2016: Veterinary Microbiology
Qin Hu, Dekang Zhu, Guangpeng Ma, Anchun Cheng, Mingshu Wang, Shun Chen, Renyong Jia, Mafeng Liu, Kunfeng Sun, Qiao Yang, Ying Wu, Xiaoyue Chen
Duck hepatitis A virus (DHAV) is a highly infectious pathogen that causes significant bleeding lesions in the viscera of ducklings less than 3 weeks old. There are three serotypes of DHAV: serotype 1 (DHAV-1), serotype 2 (DHAV-2) and serotype 3 (DHAV-3). These serotypes have no cross-antigenicity with each other. To establish an rRT-PCR assay for the rapid detection of a mixed infection of DHAV-1 and DHAV-3, two pairs of primers and a pair of matching TaqMan probes were designed based on conserved regions of DHAV-1 VP0 and DHAV-3 VP3...
October 2016: Journal of Virological Methods
Xiaoping Wu, Shulei Pan, Wuduo Zhou, Yijiang Wu, Yifan Huang, Baocheng Wu
In July 2009, some farms of breeding Muscovy ducks on the peak of egg laying suffered the decrease of hatching rate and the quality of the eggs showing low mortality and no evident respiratory symptoms. The swelling and congestive ovary was visible after autopsy. This study was brought out for the diagnosis of these cases. The virus was isolated and identified by the methods of virus culture in chicken embryo, physical and chemical properties test, hemagglutinin test, NDV (Newcastle diseases Virus) interference test, electron microscope observation, pathogenicity test and the gene sequence analysis...
March 2016: Bing du Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Virology
Han-Qin Shen, Wen-Cheng Lin, Zhan-Xin Wang, Kai Zhang, Zhuan-Qiang Yan, Qing-Feng Zhou, Jian-Ping Qin, Qing-Mei Xie, Ying-Zuo Bi, Feng Chen
Duck Tembusu virus (DTMUV) has spread to the major duck-farming region in China, causing acute egg-production drop in Chinese duck population. In this study, we characterized a DTMUV strain (named GD2014) isolated from an egg-production drop duck farm in Guangdong province, South China. The virus was pathogenic to Muscovy duck embryos and caused severe egg production drop for laying Muscovy ducks. The genome sequence of GD2014 shared 97-99% homologies with other waterfowl-origin Tembusu viruses, and shared 89% identities with MM1775 strain isolated from mosquito...
September 2, 2016: Virus Research
Jianye Wang, Yu Huang, Mingxu Zhou, Guoqiang Zhu
Genomic information about Muscovy duck parvovirus is still limited. In this study, the genome of the pathogenic MDPV strain YY was sequenced. The full-length genome of YY is 5075 nucleotides (nt) long, 57 nt shorter than that of strain FM. Sequence alignment indicates that the 5' and 3' inverted terminal repeats (ITR) of strain YY contain a 14-nucleotide-pair deletion in the stem of the palindromic hairpin structure in comparison to strain FM and FZ91-30. The deleted region contains one "E-box" site and one repeated motif with the sequence "TTCCGGT" or "ACCGGAA"...
September 2016: Archives of Virology
Małgorzata Dżugan, Marcin Lis
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of cadmium on Muscovy ducklings (Cairina moschata) based on hatching results and the activity of enzymes in the blood plasma. On day 6 of incubation, hatching eggs were injected into the egg albumen with 50 μl of saline solution containing Cd ions (CdCl2) at concentrations of 0 (control group), 1.3, 4.0, 7.5, 15.0 and 30 μg/egg, using 50 eggs per group. A gradual decrease in hatchability, from 52% in the control to 4% in the highest Cd dose group, was observed, with the LD50 calculated as 8 μg/egg...
June 2016: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
L Drouilhet, R Monteville, C Molette, M Lague, A Cornuez, L Canario, E Ricard, H Gilbert
A divergent selection experiment of Muscovy sires based on the residual feed intake (RFI) of their male mule progeny was initiated in 2009. Using electronic feeders, the aim of this study was to establish whether 3 generations of selection for RFI had an impact on feeding behavior traits and general behavior, and to examine its effect on liver and meat quality. Eighty mule ducks, issued from 8 Muscovy drakes per line with extreme RFI, were tested in a pen equipped with 4 electronic feeders. Feeding behaviors were recorded from 3 to 7 wk after hatching under ad libitum feeding conditions...
September 1, 2016: Poultry Science
Jianye Wang, Yu Huang, Mingxu Zhou, Philip R Hardwidge, Guoqiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Muscovy duck parvovirus (MDPV) is the etiological agent of Muscovy duckling parvoviral disease, which is characterized by diarrhea, locomotive dysfunction, stunting, and death in young ducklings, and causes substantial economic losses in the Muscovy duck industry worldwide. FZ91-30 is an attenuated vaccine strain that is safe and immunogenic to ducklings, but the genomic information and molecular mechanism underlining the attenuation are not understood. METHODS: The FZ91-30 strain was propagated in 11-day-old embryonated goose eggs, and viral particles were purified from the pooled allantoic fluid by differential centrifugation and ultracentrifugation...
2016: Virology Journal
Shilong Chen, Shao Wang, Xiaoxia Cheng, Shifeng Xiao, Xiaoli Zhu, Fengqiang Lin, Nanyang Wu, Jinxiang Wang, Meiqing Huang, Min Zheng, Shaoying Chen, Fusong Yu
Many mule duck and Cherry Valley duck flocks in different duck-producing regions of China have shown signs of an apparently new disease designated "short beak and dwarfism syndrome" (SBDS) since 2015. The disease is characterized by dyspraxia, weight loss, a protruding tongue, and high morbidity and low mortality rates. In order to characterize the etiological agent, a virus designated SBDSV M15 was isolated from allantoic fluid of dead embryos following serial passage in duck embryos. This virus causes a cytopathic effect in duck embryo fibroblast (DEF) cells...
September 2016: Archives of Virology
Vilmos Palya, Edit Walkóné Kovács, Tímea Tatár-Kis, Balázs Felföldi, Zalán G Homonnay, Tamás Mató, Takanori Sato, Yannick Gardin
Waterfowl play a key role in the epidemiology of the H5N1 subtype of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus; therefore, efficient immunization of domesticated ducks and geese to maximize the impact of other control measures is of great importance. A recombinant (r)HVT-AI, expressing the HA gene of a clade 2.2 H5N1 HPAI strain had been developed and proved to be efficient against different clades of H5N1 HPAI virus in chickens after a single vaccination at 1 day old and could provide long-term immunity...
May 2016: Avian Diseases
Z Yan, H Shen, Z Wang, W Lin, Q Xie, Y Bi, F Chen
Duck Tembusu virus (DTMUV) is an infectious pathogen that can cause epidemics in egg-laying ducks. Here, we isolated and characterized a DTMUV, designated GDLH01, thought to be responsible for the noticeable egg drop in Muscovy duck flocks in South China since 2011. The genome sequence of GDLH01 shared 97-99% homology with other avian-origin Tembusu viruses, and 99.5% homology with the mosquito-borne strain SDMS recently reported in China. Phylogenetic analysis based on the nucleotide sequence of the entire open reading frame confirmed that the isolate was of avian origin and closely related to a mosquito-borne strain...
June 13, 2016: Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
X Duan, W Ji, B Dong, G Sun, Y Bian
Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and myostatin (MSTN) are a pair of critical positive and negative growth regulators. The aim of the current study was to examine the age-dependent and muscle-specific expression of IGF-I and MSTN mRNAs in black Muscovy ducks in order to understand their roles in regulating the postnatal muscle growth of domestic ducks. The full-length cDNA of the black Muscovy duck MSTN gene was cloned and the age-dependent mRNA expression profile was compared with that of the IGF-I mRNA in skeletal muscles...
October 2016: British Poultry Science
Kexiang Yu, Xiuli Ma, Zizhang Sheng, Lihong Qi, Cunxia Liu, Dan Wang, Bing Huang, Feng Li, Minxun Song
A recent epizootic outbreak, in China, of duck beak atrophy and dwarfism syndrome (BADS) was investigated using electron microscopic, genetic, and virological studies, which identified a parvovirus with a greater similarity to goose parvovirus (GPV) (97% protein homology) than to Muscovy duck parvovirus (MDPV) (90% protein homology). The new virus, provisionally designated GPV-QH15, was found to be antigenically more closely related to GPV than to MDPV in a virus neutralization assay. These findings were further supported by phylogenetic analysis showing that GPV-QH15 evolved from goose lineage parvoviruses, rather than from Muscovy duck- or other duck species-related parvoviruses...
August 2016: Journal of Clinical Microbiology
Chenxi Li, Hongyu Liu, Jinzhe Li, Dafei Liu, Runze Meng, Qingshan Zhang, Wulin Shaozhou, Xiaofei Bai, Tingting Zhang, Ming Liu, Yun Zhang
BACKGROUND: Waterfowl parvovirus (WPV) infection causes high mortality and morbidity in both geese (Anser anser) and Muscovy ducks (Cairina moschata), resulting in significant losses to the waterfowl industries. The VP3 protein of WPV is a major structural protein that induces neutralizing antibodies in the waterfowl. However, B-cell epitopes on the VP3 protein of WPV have not been characterized. METHODS AND RESULTS: To understand the antigenic determinants of the VP3 protein, we used the monoclonal antibody (mAb) 4A6 to screen a set of eight partially expressed overlapping peptides spanning VP3...
2016: PloS One
Tian-Fei Yu, Ming Li, Bing Yan, Shu-Li Shao, Xing-Dong Fan, Jia Wang, Dan-Na Wang
Muscovy duck parvovirus (MDPV) infection is widespread in many Muscovy-duck-farming countries, leading to a huge economic loss. By means of overlapping peptides expressed in Escherichia coli in combination with Western blot, antigenic domains on the non-structural protein (NSP) of MDPV were identified for the first time. On the Western blot, the fragments NS(481-510), NS (501-530), NS (521-550), NS (541-570), NS (561-590), NS (581-610) and NS (601-627) were positive (the numbers in parentheses indicate the location of amino acids), and other fragments were negative...
August 2016: Archives of Virology
Xinheng Zhang, Yangjin Zhong, Zhenhai Zhou, Yang Liu, Huanmin Zhang, Feng Chen, Weiguo Chen, Qingmei Xie
This study aimed to characterize a novel adenovirus (AdV) isolated from diseased Muscovy ducks in China. After the AdV was successfully propagated in duck embryo fibroblasts, the morphological and physicochemical properties of the virions were studied by electron microscopy and different tests. The results of the analyses were in conformity with AdV properties. The full genome sequence was determined and analyzed. The new isolate (named CH-GD-12-2014) shared over 91% sequence identity with duck AdV-2 representing the species Duck aviadenovirus B...
June 2016: Virology
Yohannes Berhane, Darwyn Kobasa, Carissa Embury-Hyatt, Brad Pickering, Shawn Babiuk, Tomy Joseph, Victoria Bowes, Mathew Suderman, Anders Leung, Colleen Cottam-Birt, Tamiko Hisanaga, John Pasick
In the current study, we describe the pathobiologic characteristics of a novel reassortant virus - A/chicken/BC/FAV-002/2015 (H5N1) belonging to clade that was isolated from backyard chickens in British Columbia, Canada. Sequence analyses demonstrate PB1, PA, NA and NS gene segments were of North American lineage while PB2, HA, NP and M were derived from a Eurasian lineage H5N8 virus. This novel virus had a 19 amino acid deletion in the neuraminidase stalk. We evaluated the pathogenic potential of this isolate in various animal models...
2016: Scientific Reports
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