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Volume 20, Number 2—February 2014

Genetic Characterization of Coronaviruses from Domestic Ferrets, Japan

Yutaka Terada, Shohei Minami, Keita Noguchi, Hassan Y.A.H. Mahmoud, Hiroshi Shimoda, Masami Mochizuki, Yumi Une, and Ken MaedaComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Yamaguchi University, Yamaguchi, Japan (Y. Terada, S. Minami, K. Noguchi, H.Y.A.H. Mahmoud, H. Shimoda, K. Maeda); Kagoshima University, Kagoshima, Japan (M. Mochizuki); Azabu University, Kanagawa, Japan (Y. Une)

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Table 1

Detection of FRCoV from ferrets with clinical signs, Japan

Sample type No. (%) samples
Diarrhea, n = 34 Hypergammaglobulinemia, n = 6 Abdominal mass, n = 14 Nonrelated signs/ asymptomatic, n = 33
All FRCoV-positive samples† 25 (73.5) 5 (83.3) 7 (50.0) 17 (51.5)
Genoype I samples‡ 17 (50.0) 2 (33.3) 4 (28.6) 10 (30.3)
Genoype II samples§ 7 (20.6) 1 (16.7) 4 (28.6) 7 (21.2)

*FRCoV, ferret coronavirus; RT-PCR, reverse transcription PCR.
†RT-PCR was carried out by using FRCoV-specific primers.
‡RT-PCR was carried out by using type 1 FRCoV-specific primers (5).
§RT-PCR was carried out by using type 2 FRCoV-specific primers (5).

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