Complete Genome Sequence of Genotype VI Newcastle Disease Viruses Isolated From Pigeons in Pakistan

Genome Announc. 2016 Aug 18;4(4):e00845-16. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00845-16.


Two complete genome sequences of Newcastle disease virus (NDV) are described here. Virulent isolates pigeon/Pakistan/Lahore/21A/2015 and pigeon/Pakistan/Lahore/25A/2015 were obtained from racing pigeons sampled in the Pakistani province of Punjab during 2015. Phylogenetic analysis of the fusion protein genes and complete genomes classified the isolates as members of NDV class II, genotype VI.