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Abstract

Jembrana disease virus, the cause of an acute, severe disease in Bali () cattle in Indonesia was recently identified as a retrovirus, and possibly a lentivirus. We have produced sequence data representing 598 bp of the gene, amplified by PCR from viral cDNA using broadly reactive universal primers for retroviruses and more specific genus-reactive primers for lentiviruses. When the sequence data were compared with that of known lentiviruses and other bovine retroviruses, the closest alignment was with bovine immunodeficiency-like lentivirus (BIV), showing 74% nucleotide sequence identity. This confirmed that JDV is a lentivirus and that it is distinguishable from BIV. The pathogenesis of Jembrana disease is most unusual for a lentivirus infection and differs markedly from that reported for BIV infection.

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1995-01-01
2020-01-25
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