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Genetic Characterization of Canine Adenovirus Type 1 Detected by Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction in an Oral Sample of an Italian Wolf (Canis Lupus)
- Balboni, Andrea, Musto, Carmela, Kaehler, Elisa, Verin, Ranieri, Caniglia, Romolo, Fabbri, Elena, Carra, Elena, Cotti, Claudia, Battilani, Mara, Delogu, Mauro
- Journal of wildlife diseases 2019 v.55 no.3 pp. 737-741
- Canine mastadenovirus A, Canis lupus, DNA, Vulpes vulpes, dogs, quantitative polymerase chain reaction, virus transmission, viruses, wild animals, wolves
- We report the detection of canine adenovirus type 1 DNA by real-time PCR technique in an oral sample of an Italian wolf (Canis lupus italicus). Genetic characterization of the virus revealed a strict relationship with viruses detected in dogs (Canis lupus familiaris), wolves, and red foxes (Vulpes vulpes), suggesting that transmission between wild animals and dogs had occurred.