Genome sequence of a candidate World Health Organization reference strain for Zika virus for nucleic acid testing.

Publication Type  Journal Article
Year of Publication  2016
Authors  Trosemeier, J. H.; Musso, D.; Bluemel, J.; Thézé, J.; Pybus, O.; Baylis, S.
Journal Title  Genome Announcement
Volume  4
Issue  5
Pages  pii: e00917-16
Journal Date  2016

We report here the sequence of a candidate reference strain of Zika virus (ZIKV) developed on behalf of the World Health Organization (WHO). The ZIKV reference strain is intended for use in nucleic acid amplification (NAT)-based assays for the detection and quantification of ZIKV RNA.

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