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


Edited by Peter. P. C. Mertens and Houssam Attoui

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Isolates of Umatilla virus (UMAV)

in the dsRNA virus collection at  IAH Pirbright

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 Family: ReoviridaeGenus: Orbivirus, Species: Umatilla virus  (UMAV)

 *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  


Umatilla virus 1




(originally isolated in 1969)

Isolated from a Pool of Culex pipiens mosquitoes

(John Lazuick: Arbovirus Disease Section, Ft. Collins, USA)

Shelf B17,


 rows A1-B10

(Added to collection on 9th  April 2010)

adapted to C6/36 and BHK cells


storage date on original vial supplied to IAH


Host: Passer domesticus (bird)


Vectors : mosquitoes

Culex tarsalis, Culex pipiens

Geographical distribution:  Oregon; Utah; Colorado; Texas, USA


SALS Level: 2


Arbovirus catalogue entry


[1] Karabatsos, N., 1985, International catalogue of arboviruses including certain other viruses of vertebrates. The Subcommittee on Information Exchange of the American Committee on Arthropod-Borne Viruses, 3rd edn. San Antonio, TX: American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.  See also on-line version at :

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