L. Dudar, V. Polischuk, L. Budzanivska, Gyula Balka, Attila Csagola
Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine; Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine; Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine; University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary; University of Veterinary Medicine, Budapest, Hungary


Porcine circovirus type 2 (PCV2) is associated with distinct syndromes and diseases in swine, collectively known as porcine circovirus-associated diseases (PCVAD), which include postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), PCV2-associated pneumonia as a part of the porcine respiratory disease complex (PRDC), PCV2-associated enteritis, PCV2-associated reproductive failure, and porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS) (1–3). PCV2-infection is widespread and essentially all pig herds are infected with PCV2. Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2), a member of the genus Circovirus in the family Circoviridae, is a very small single-stranded negative-sense DNA virus of approximately 1.7 kb (4). The genome of PCV2 encodes three major open reading frames (ORFs) encoding the replicase proteins (ORF1), the viral capsid protein (ORF2), and a protein with suggested apoptotic activity (ORF3) (5). Previous reports showed that there were five PCV2 genotypes, including PCV2a, PCV2b, PCV2c, PCV2d, and PCV2e (6– 9). Here, we report the complete genome sequence of Ukrainian PCV2 isolates from different regions of Ukraine.


Porcine circovirus type 2, porcine circovirus-associated diseases, multisystemic wasting

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