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.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/genomeA.00917-16

Type

Journal article

Journal

Genome announcements

Publication Date

01/09/2016

Volume

4

Addresses

Paul-Ehrlich-Institut, Langen, Germany Molecular Bioinformatics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.