S-Space College of Veterinary Medicine (수의과대학) Dept. of Veterinary Medicine (수의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_수의학과)
Genetic analysis of env and gag gene fragments of bovine leukemia virus identified in cattle from Korea
- Kim, Yeon-Hee; Lee, Eun-Yong; Oem, Jae-Ku; Kim, Seong-Hee; Lee, Myoung-Heon; Lee, Kyoung-Ki; Park, Se-Chang
- Issue Date
- Korean Society of Veterinary Science
- Korean Journal of Veterinary Research, vol. 55 no.1, pp. 53-56
- Bovine leukemia virus (BLV) is the causative agent of enzootic bovine leukosis. This study was conducted to clarify the molecular characteristics of BLVs obtained from a specific region in Korea. Proviral BLVs were detected in anti-BLV antibody-positive blood samples by PCR. Env and gag fragments were sequenced and compared to previously published reference sequences. Analysis of the env gene sequence revealed that the YI strain was highly similar to genotype 1, including United States and Japanese strains. The gag gene sequence had the highest degree of similarity with a Japanese strain.