Complete Genome Sequence of a Genotype XVII Newcastle Disease Virus, Isolated From an Apparently Healthy Domestic Duck in Nigeria

Genome Announc. 2016 Feb 4;4(1):e01716-15. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01716-15.


The first complete genome sequence of a strain of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) of genotype XVII is described here. A velogenic strain (duck/Nigeria/903/KUDU-113/1992) was isolated from an apparently healthy free-roaming domestic duck sampled in Kuru, Nigeria, in 1992. Phylogenetic analysis of the fusion protein gene and complete genome classified the isolate as a member of NDV class II, genotype XVII.