Molecular analyses for several groups of viruses, including Herpesviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Adenoviridae
, and all influenza A viruses, were performed on frozen lung samples from the badger and binturong and on frozen conjunctival and pharyngeal swabs from the ferret.
Standard diagnostic evaluations on these stools included culture for Campylobacter, Salmonella, Shigella, Vibrio cholerae, Aeromonas, and Plesiomonas; identification of Rotavirus, Adenoviridae
, Astrovirus, and Caliciviridae by enzyme immunoassay; and microscopy for Entamoeba histolytica, Cryptosporidium parvum, Cyclospora cayetanensis, Isospora belli, and Giardia lamblia.
The family Adenoviridae
was verified by the first reaction of a generic adenovirus-specific nested PCR (10).
These results indicated that RV 1 must belong to the family Adenoviridae
For instance, all members of the family Herpesviridae are enveloped viruses that contain an icosahedral particle and double-stranded DNA, whereas all members of the family Adenoviridae
are nonenveloped viruses that contain an icosahedral particle and double-stranded DNA, with projecting fibers at the vertices of the protein shell.