Message Number: SG328 | New FHL Archives Search
Date: 2002-07-16 21:26:05 UTC
Subject: RE: wild mink and ADV (NE US)?
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> Actually, according to what Dr. Stevenson said in her talk at the
>Symposium in Las Vegas, ADV has a very stable structure compared
>to other parvo viruses, and, as a result does not mutate very rapidly.

Okay, I don't know then how to evaluate the summary of

>: J Clin Microbiol 1999 Dec;37(12):4145-9

>Unusual, high genetic diversity of Aleutian mink disease virus.

>Olofsson A, Mittelholzer C, Treiberg Berndtsson L, Lind L, Mejerland >T, Belak S.

>An unusual, high genetic variability was revealed. Three phylogenetic
>subgroups of AMDV were identified, and the presence of more than
>one genotype at some farms was detected.

Perhaps more is known since the above article, perhaps there is not as much diversity in the ferret strains as in mink (what the article was about) strains, or perhaps it's just that parvo viruses are very easily mutated so in light of the rest it's different while still mutating easily.

Could you clarify for me?