Giovanni Franzo
University of Padua
Publications 81
#1Giovanni Franzo (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 10
#2Claudia Maria Tucciarone (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 5
Last.Michele Drigo (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 14
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After its first identification in 1978, canine parvovirus (CPV) has been recognized all around the world as a major threat for canine population health. This ssDNA virus is characterized by a high substitution rate and several genetic and phenotypic variants emerged over time. Overall, the definition of 3 main antigenic variants was established based on specific amino acid markers located in a precise capsid position. However, the detection of several minor variants and incongruence observed bet...
#1Wanting He (NAU: Nanjing Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
#2Jin Zhao (NAU: Nanjing Agricultural University)
Last.Jiyong Zhou (ZJU: Zhejiang University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) has been increasingly isolated worldwide and represents one of the main causes of economic losses in the swine industry. During evolution, PCV2 has diverged into different genotypes and several recombinant strains have been identified. In this study, we performed thorough genetic, evolutionary and codon usage analyses using 1065 non-recombinant open reading frame 2 (ORF2) sequences from NCBI. Based on ML and Bayesian methods of the ORF2 gene, five main genoty...
#1Giovanni Franzo (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 10
#2Wanting He (NAU: Nanjing Agricultural University)H-Index: 3
Last.Joaquim Segalés (Autonomous University of Barcelona)H-Index: 55
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#1Matteo Legnardi (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 3
#2Giovanni Franzo (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 10
Last.Mattia Cecchinato (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 12
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#1Flavio Silveira (UNIBO: University of Bologna)
#2V. Felice (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 2
Last.Caterina Lupini (UNIBO: University of Bologna)H-Index: 8
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Abstract Infectious Bursal Disease Virus (IBDV) of the ITA genotype (G6) was shown to have peculiar molecular characteristics and, despite a subclinical course, aggressiveness towards lymphoid tissues after experimental infection of specific-pathogen-free (SPF) chickens. The aim of the present study was to evaluate and compare with a Classical IBDV strain, ITA IBDV distribution and persistence in various tissues (bursa of Fabricious, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, caecal tonsils, Harderian gland, ...
#1Aysun Yilmaz (Istanbul University)H-Index: 8
#2Aysun Yilmaz (Istanbul University)H-Index: 1
Last.Giovanni Franzo (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 10
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The emergence of new infectious bursal disease virus (IBDV) variants can threaten poultry health and production all over the world causing significant economic losses. Therefore, this study was performed to determine IBDV molecular epidemiology, VP2 gene variation, and corresponding pathological lesions in IBDV infected chickens in Turkey. For this, 1855 bursa of Fabricius samples were collected from 371 vaccinated broiler flocks. Atrophy and haemorrhages were seen in the bursa Fabricius of very...
#1Giovanni Franzo (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 10
#2Laura Grassi (UNIPD: University of Padua)
Last.M.L. Menandro (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 5
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#1Giovanni Franzo (UNIPD: University of Padua)H-Index: 10
#2Tuija KekarainenH-Index: 25
Last.Joaquim SegalésH-Index: 55
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Modern pig farming is characterised by the emergence of several syndromes whose aetiology is unclear or has a multifactorial origin, including periweaning failure-to-thrive syndrome (PFTS). In fact, its specific aetiology remains elusive, although several causes have been investigated over time. The present study aimed to investigate the potential role of viral agents in PFTS-affected and healthy animals by evaluating the virome composition of different organs using a metagenomic approach. This ...