Molecular analysis of goose parvovirus field strains from a Derzsy's disease outbreak reveals local European-associated variants


ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

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  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00705-021-05086-y
  • Title of Journal : ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY


Since its first recognition in the early 1960s, Derzsy's disease has caused significant economic losses in the goose meat industry through the world. Today, Derzsy's disease still maintains its importance for small-scale waterfowl farming, despite not having a significant impact on public health. In the present study, we investigated the distribution of goose parvovirus (GPV) and its potential variants from a 2019 outbreak in Turkey. Tissue samples were obtained from infected eggs and goslings that were raised in distinct farming areas of the various provinces. For this purpose, a novel primer set for amplification of a 630-bp region of VP3 was designed to confirm GPV infection by conventional PCR method. A 4709-base nucleotide sequence including the structural, non-structural, and 5' inverted terminal repeat regions was obtained from three samples from the Central Anatolian region. Multiple sequence comparisons and phylogenetic analysis demonstrated that the field strains clustered with European group 2 and contained a series of unique amino acid substitutions that might affect the virulence of the virus. These results confirmed that European-related field strains caused the outbreak in Asia Minor, and this might assist in understanding the circulation of GPV in Asia and Europe.