Whole Genome Sequencing and Comparisons of Different Chinese Rabies Virus Lineages Including the First Complete Genome of an Arctic-like Strain in China
Abstract: ObjectiveTo learn the rabies genome molecular characteristics and compare the difference of China rabies lineages.
MethodsThe complete genomes of 12 strains from different China rabies lineages were amplified and sequenced, and all the China street strain genomes (total 43), Arctic and Arctic-like genomes were aligned using ClustalX2, the genome homologies were analyzed using MegAlign software, and the phylogenetic trees were constructed by MEGA 5.
ResultsFirst Arctic-like rabies genome in China (CQH1202D) was reported, and we supplemented the rabies genome data of China, ensuring at least one genome was available in each China lineage. The genome size of China V (11908nt) is obviously shorter than other lineages’ (11923-11925nt) for the difference of N-P non-coding regions. Among different lineages, the genome homologies are almost under 90%.CQH1202D (China IV lineage) has close relationship with strains from South Korea and they share about 95% genome similarities.
ConclusionThe molecular characteristics of 6 different China rabies lineages werecompared and analyzed from genome level, which benefits for continued comprehensive rabies surveillance, rabies prevention and control in China.
|LI Hao, GUO ZhenYang, ZHANG Jian, TAO XiaoYan, ZHU WuYang, TANG Qing, LIU HongTu. Whole Genome Sequencing and Comparisons of Different Chinese Rabies Virus Lineages Including the First Complete Genome of an Arctic-like Strain in China[J]. Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, 2016, 29(5): 340-346. doi: 10.3967/bes2016.044