Genome announcements. 2018-01-25; 6.4:

Whole-Genome Sequences of Zika Virus FLR Strains after Passage in Vero or C6/36 Cells

Moser LA, Oldfield LM, Fedorova N, Puri V, Shrivastava S, Amedeo P, Isom R, Hu L, Durbin A, Rocchi I, Williams T, Tan GS, Shabman RS, Bernard KA, Pickett BE

PMID: 29371358


We report 26 complete genomes of Zika virus (ZIKV) isolated after passaging the Zika virus strain FLR in mosquito (C6/36) and mammalian (Vero) cell lines. The consensus ZIKV genomes we recovered show greater than 99% nucleotide identify with each other and with the FLR strain used as input.