Phylogenetic sequence analysis and improved diagnostic assay systems for viruses of the family Reoviridae


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Isolates of Chobar Gorge virus (CGV)

in the dsRNA virus collection at  IAH Pirbright 


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 Family: Reoviridae, Genus: Orbivirus, Species: Chobar Gorge virus   (CGV)  

 *IAH dsRNA virus collection number


( ICTVdb isolate Accession Number)

Virus Species




 (identification method)

Place of original sample eg country town

 [grid reference]


 (date original sample was taken)

Isolated from which host species e.g cow, sheep, etc


(Date of virus isolation, where, by whom)

Position of storage in reference freezers


 (Date added to collection)


Isolate Designation

Original sample material,


 Adapted to which cell types 


(Passage history of sample)


[IAH passage history]

* Original sample supplied to the collection by person / institution


[IAH, ISIS sample number]


 References &  accession numbers  


Ghobar Gorge virus




Chobar Gorge

From Ornithodoros spp. ticks


(K. Banerjee in 1970)

 Shelf B17,


rows C1-D10.


(Added to collection on 9th  April 2010)


Adapted to

BHK cells




storage date on original vial supplied to IAH


hosts: Bats and domestic animals

Vectors: ticks

SALS level: 2