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Frequent cross-species transmission of parvoviruses among diverse carnivore hosts
Journal of virology (2013)
  • Andrew B. Allison, Cornell University
  • Dennis J. Kohler
  • Karen A. Fox
  • Justin D. Brown, University of Georgia
  • Richard W. Gerhold
  • Valerie I. Shearn-Bochsler
  • Edward J. Dubovi, Cornell University
  • Colin R. Parrish, Cornell University
  • Edward C. Holmes

Although parvoviruses are commonly described in domestic carnivores, little is known about their biodiversity in nondomestic species. A phylogenetic analysis of VP2 gene sequences from puma, coyote, gray wolf, bobcat, raccoon, and striped skunk revealed two major groups related to either feline panleukopenia virus ("FPV-like") or canine parvovirus ("CPV-like"). Cross-species transmission was commonplace, with multiple introductions into each host species but, with the exception of raccoons, relatively little evidence for onward transmission in nondomestic species.

Publication Date
February, 2013
Citation Information
Andrew B. Allison, Dennis J. Kohler, Karen A. Fox, Justin D. Brown, et al.. "Frequent cross-species transmission of parvoviruses among diverse carnivore hosts" Journal of virology Vol. 87 Iss. 4 (2013)
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