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Volume 15, Number 12—December 2009

Dispatch

New Adenovirus in Bats, Germany

Michael Sonntag, Kristin Mühldorfer, Stephanie Speck, Gudrun Wibbelt, and Andreas KurthComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany (M. Sonntag, A. Kurth); Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research, Berlin (K. Mühldorfer, S. Speck. G. Wibbelt)

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Table 2

Distribution of DNA copy numbers of bat AdV-2 in different organs of similar size of infected Pipistrellus pipistrellus bats, Germany*†

Bat no. Intestine Liver Kidney Lung Heart Brain Spleen
198/07 +++++ +++ ++++ + ND
199/07 ++++++ ++++ +++ + + ND
200/07 +++++++ +++ ++ + ++

*AdV, adenovirus; +, positive; –, negative; ND, not determined.
†Analyzed by bat AdV-2 PPV1–specific TaqMan PCR. Increasing virus DNA copy numbers are indicated by the number of plus signs, which are equivalent to multiples of 3 cycle threshold values, starting with values from 37.0 to 40.0.

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