Faculty Research 1990 - 1999

Title

Molecular cloning and partial characterization of a parrot papillomavirus.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1992

Keywords

Base-Sequence, Cloning-Molecular, DNA-Viral, Molecular-Sequence-Data, Papillomaviruses: ge, Parrots, Restriction-Mapping, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-P-H-S

JAX Source

Intervirology 1992;33(2):91-6

Grant

RR05460/RR/NCRR

Abstract

The genome of a papillomavirus isolated from a cutaneous lesion on the head of an African grey parrot (Psittacus erithacus timneh) was cloned into pBR322, and a restriction map was prepared. Several short portions of the DNA were sequenced allowing the genome to be aligned with HPV-la. In Southern blot hybridizations, under conditions of low and medium stringency (Tm-40 and -33 degrees), but not at a higher stringency, this viral DNA annealed weakly with only 1 of 17 mammalian papillomavirus genomes tested. Furthermore, PePV DNA hybridized with the DNA from the European chaffinch only at low stringency, indicating that it represents a unique avian papillomavirus.

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