A novel fish rhabdovirus from Sweden is closely related to the Finnish rhabdovirus 903/87

T Johansson, Lillemor Östman, A Hellström, S Martelius, NJ Olesen, H Björklund

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A novel rhabdovirus, preliminary designated as the Sea trout rhabdovirus 28/97 (STRV 28/97), was isolated from sea trout (Salmo trutta trutta) in Sweden in 1996. The fish showed central nervous symptoms, and at the autopsy petechial bleedings in the mesenteric fat were visible. STRV 28/97 was shown to be serologically related to the vesiculotype rhabdovirus 903/87 isolated from brown trout (Salmo trutta lacustris) in Finland [1,3]. The sequences for the nucleocapsid protein, phosphoprotein, matrix protein, glycoprotein and beginning of the polymerase protein of STRV 28/97 were determined. At the amino acid level the genes were over 97% similar to virus 903/87. The nucleocapsid proteins, glycoproteins and beginning of the polymerase protein of STRV 28/97 and virus 903/87 were clustered with the vesiculoviruses and the phosphoproteins close to the vesiculoviruses in protein parsimony analysis. The matrix proteins formed a distinct clade in protein parsimony analysis.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)127–138
Number of pages12
JournalVirus Genes
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2002
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • phylogeny
  • Rhabdoviridae
  • Sea trout rhabdovirus 28/97
  • vesiculovirus

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