We report the genome sequences of seven foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) virus (FMDV) isolates collected in India between 1997 and 2009. The strains represented four sublineages within the O/ME-SA/Ind2001 lineage. These viruses provide insights into FMDV diversity and evolution in India and may influence future control measures, including vaccine selections.
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This research was funded in part by ARS-CRIS project 1940-32000-061-00D. Additional funding was provided by the Biosecurity Engagement Program of the U.S. Department of State. Miranda R. Bertram and Ian H. Fish were the recipients of a Plum Island Animal Disease Center Research Participation Program fellowship, administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) through an interagency agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). All opinions expressed in this paper are the authors’ and do not necessarily reflect the policies and views of the USDA, APHIS, DOE, or ORAU/ORISE.
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