Characterisation of env and gag gene fragments of bovine leukemia viruses (BLVs) from cattle in Turkey

Alkan F., Oguzoglu T. C. , TİMURKAN M. Ö. , Karapinar Z.

ARCHIVES OF VIROLOGY, cilt.156, sa.10, ss.1891-1896, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 156 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00705-011-1060-6
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1891-1896


The aim of this work was to investigate the molecular characteristics of bovine leukemia viruses (BLVs) in Turkey. The variability of env and gag fragments of BLVs was examined using DNA from blood samples obtained for sequence analysis of BLVs in four cattle herds from three different geographical areas in Turkey. The env gene sequences were highly similar to those of Brasilian, Argentine, and Japanese BLV strains, while gag genes from Turkish BLV isolates showed greatest similarity to those of Iranian isolates. This paper is the first report on the partial characterisation of env and gag genetic fragments of BLVs from Turkey.