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Arch Virol. 1986;91(3-4):277-90.

DNA restriction analysis of adenovirus prototypes 1 to 41.


DNA restriction patterns of all known human adenovirus prototypes (1 to 41), ordered according to subgenera A to F, are presented for restriction endonucleases BamHI, BglII, BstEII, HindIII, and SmaI. This catalogue is a prerequisite for typing of adenoviruses by DNA restriction analysis in diagnostic laboratories and for strain identification in reference laboratories. To determine the genetic relationship of human adenoviruses within a subgenus and between subgenera, a pairwise analysis of comigrating fragments was performed. Adenoviruses of subgenus C were closely related. Adenoviruses of subgenus B showed two related clusters of four types each, whereas the numerous serotypes of subgenus D did not show any corresponding clustering. Little comigration was observed between DNA restriction fragments from members of subgenus A or F respectively.

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