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The genus Aphthovirus consists of four species Bovine rhinitis A virus, Bovine rhinitis B virus, Equine rhinitis A virus and Foot-and-mouth disease virus. Thus all three bovine rhinoviruses serotypes (previously classified as tentative members of the now defunct genus Rhinovirus) are now classified in the genus Aphthovirus.

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Genome organisation
(to scale)



Current t
axonomy

Genus: Aphthovirus
  Species:
  Bovine rhinitis A virus (formerly BRV-1 & BRV-3) (2 serotypes)
  Bovine rhinitis B virus (formerly BRV-2) (1 serotype)
  Equine rhinitis A virus (formerly ERV-1) (1 serotype)
  Foot-and-mouth disease virus (7 serotypes)

      BRV, bovine rhinovirus
      ERV, equine rhinovirus


Fig. 1. Phylogenetic tree (Neighbor-joining) showing the relationships between the aphthoviruses
(P1 amino acid sequences).

 

 
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