DAO 26:159-162 (1996)  -  doi:10.3354/dao026159

Antigenic differences among aquareoviruses correlate with previously established genogroups

Dopazo CP, Bandín I, Rivas C, Cepeda C, Barja JL

Five aquareoviruses, selected to include 1 from each of the 5 genogroups established by Lupiani et al. (1993; Virology 197:475-479), were compared by cross-neutralization and immunodot test procedures. Serological ratios by cross-neutralization were extremely high, demonstrating that the 5 selected strains correspond to 5 different serogroups. On the other hand, the ratios obtained from cross-immunodot test were much lower, and in some cases under 20. Results demonstrate that the serogroups determined by cross-neutralization correlate with the previously established genogroups of aquareoviruses.


Serogroups · Neutralization · Aquareovirus


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