Phocine distemper virus (PDV) was identified as the cause of a large morbillivirus outbreak among harbor seals in the North Sea in 1988. PDV is a member of the family Paramyxoviridae, genus Morbillivirus. Until now, no full-genome sequence of PDV has been available.

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Grant This work was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme; grant id fp7/278976 - ANTIcipating the Global Onset of Novel Epidemics (ANTIGONE)
de Vries, R.D, Verbugh, R.J, van de Bildt, M.W.G, Osterhaus, A.D.M.E, & de Swart, R.L. (2013). Complete genome sequence of phocine distemper virus isolated from a harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) during the 1988 North Sea epidemic. Genome Announcements, 1(3). doi:10.1128/genomeA.00291-13