First Complete Genome Sequence of a Feline Morbillivirus Isolate from Germany

Genome Announc. 2018 Apr 19;6(16):e00244-18. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.00244-18.


The first cell culture isolation and whole-genome sequence of a feline morbillivirus from Germany are described here. Phylogenetic analysis revealed highest similarity to isolates from Japan and a more distant relationship to strains from Italy, Hong Kong, and the United States. Therefore, feline morbilliviruses should be divided into two different genotypes.