Mink calicivirus
MCV seqs

Canine calicivirus
Ferret-badger vesivirus
Mink calicivirus
VV's of unknown origin

  Mink calicivirus (vesivirus) was first isolated in Vero cells from samples from mink with hemorrhagic pneumonia (Evermann et al., 1983). Subsequently, Guo et al. (2001) sequenced 464 nt the RNA-dependant RNA polymerase of three isolates from the United States. Recently, Yang et al. (2012) sequenced the complete genome of a mink calicivirus from China. The three earlier sequences were closely related to the recent complete genome sequence (96.6 to 98.7% identical). The recently determined complete genome sequence of San Miguel sea lion virus 8 shows it to be most closely related to mink calicivirus (J.D. Neill, unpub.).



Evermann, J.F., Smith, A.W., Skilling, D.E. and McKeirnan, A.J. (1983). Ultrastructure of newly recognized caliciviruses of the dog and mink. Arch. Virol. 76: 257-261.

Guo, M., Evermann, J.F. and Saif, L.J. (2001). Detection and molecular characterization of cultivable caliciviruses from clinically normal mink and enteric caliciviruses associated with diarrhea in mink. Arch. Virol. 146: 479-493.

Yang, B., Wang, F., Zhang, S., Xu, G., Wen, Y., Li, J., Yang, Z. and Wu, H. (2012). Complete genome sequence of a mink calicivirus in China. J. Virol. 86: 13835.


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