Detection and characterization of porcine bocavirus in the United States

Jinhai Huang, Sunil K. Mor, Jonathan Erber, Elyce Voss, Sagar M. Goyal

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We screened pigs (n = 203) presenting with respiratory illness or diarrhea for porcine bocavirus (PBoV); 88 (43.30%) were positive by PCR. More positives were seen in diarrhea cases (48.7%) than in respiratory cases (29.1%). Based on phylogenetic analysis of 540 nucleotides of the NS1 gene, the viruses could be divided into four possible groups. Group IV sequences did not match any GenBank sequences, while groups I, II and III gave matches with PBoV3, PBoV4 and PBoV5, respectively. The wide range (70% to 100%) of nucleotide (nt) sequence identity among strains in this study indicates high genetic diversity among porcine bocaviruses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1797-1801
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Virology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 2014


  • Diarrhea
  • Phylogenetic analysis
  • Porcine bocavirus


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