First detection and complete genome sequence of Deformed wing virus in Chilean honeybees

Gonzalo P. Barriga, Nicolás Cifuentes-Muñoz, Paulina A. Rivera, Matías Gutierrez, Amir Shmaryahu, Pablo D T Valenzuela, Esteban A. Engel

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Abstract

Deformed wing virus (DWV) is one of the most common viruses affecting honey bee specimens. Although the presence of DWV has been reported in many countries, there is no data of the current situation in Chile. In this report, we detected the presence of DWV in apiaries from two different locations in central Chile. Furthermore, the genome of a Chilean DWV isolate was completely sequenced. This is the first report of the presence of a honey bee virus in Chile.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)606-609
Number of pages4
JournalVirus Genes
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012

Keywords

  • Apis mellifera
  • Chile
  • DWV
  • Deformed wing virus
  • Genome
  • Pyrosequencing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Virology

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