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Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins
On-line version ISSN 1678-4936
NOGUEIRA, M. F. et al. ISOLATION OF AN OPHIDIAN PARAMYXOVIRUS (OPMV) IN A CAPTIVE RATTLESNAKE (Crotalus durissus terrificus) FROM BOTUCATU, SÃO PAULO STATE, BRAZIL. J. Venom. Anim. Toxins [online]. 2002, vol.8, n.1, pp. 168-173. ISSN 1678-4936. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-79302002000100013.
This study reports the isolation of an Ophidian Paramyxovirus (OPMV) in sputum of a captive rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus terrificus) kept in a serpentarium located in Botucatu, São Paulo State, Brazil. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and nested-PCR were performed for the identification of the isolated virus.
Keywords : Crotalus durissus terrificus; rattlesnake; Paramyxovirus; Ophidian Paramyxovirus; hemagglutination; polymerase chain reaction.