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 Bluetongue virus type 7 (BTV-7)

in the dsRNA virus collection at  IAH Pirbright


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Family: Reoviridae, Genus: Orbivirus, Species: Bluetongue virus (BTV) serotype 7

Virus Species


* IAH dsRNA virus collection number

Serotype (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)

Suppliers Isolate Designation)

Adapted to which cell types Original sample material (Passage history of sample)

 * Original sample

supplied to the

collection by

person / institution

[IAH virus diagnosis,

ISIS sample number] 



References &  [accession numbers]


BTV- 7

(western topotype
reference strain)

Supplied by OVI

S. Africa* (recieved 23/07/82)


Shelf B3,

Box B3γ,

Rows C1-D10



to collection

on 20th May 2005)

(Reference . Strain)



Supplied by

OVI   S. Africa*



Samples C1(g) sent to

JongChul, Jeong Ja Yeon

Agrotech Co., Ltd., 385-6, ChonChon-Dong,JangAn-Gu, SuWon-City, KyungKi-Do,

Korea 19th Dec 2007

Vial D1 (p) A&B sent to

Mehdi El Harrak,

Biopharma, Morocco  29th June 2009


Vial D2 sent to Denis Kolbasov,  Russian National Institute of  Veterinary Virology

 29th Sept 2009


Vial C sent to Dr Graham Abdeljelil, Institut Pasteur de Tunis 8th March 2011




 [Seg-2: AJ585128


Maan et al 2004;

Maan et al 2007]





Identified as BTV 7 by Seg-2 specific

Real time RT-PCR and sequencing


Shelf D12,

Box D12β,

rows I1-J10


(Added to

collection on

23rd July 2014)

tube labelled:

BTV-7 - #0912-17-0007
Distribution restricted by MTA

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Maan S, Maan NS, Samuel AR, O'Hara R, Meyer AJ, Rao S, Mertens PP.  (2004)Completion of the sequence analysis and comparisons of genome segment 2 

(encoding outer capsid protein VP2) from representative isolates of the 24 bluetongue virus serotypes. Vet Ital. 2004 Oct-Dec; 40(4):484-8.   PMID: 20422574  [PubMed]


Maan S, Maan NS, Samuel AR, Rao S, Attoui H, Mertens PPC. (2007) Analysis and phylogenetic comparisons of full-length VP2 genes of the 24 bluetongue virus serotypes.

J Gen Virol. 2007 Feb;88(Pt 2):621-30.   PMID: 17251581