Table 1: (a) Results of molecular diagnosis of calves (negative control) and asymptomatic and symptomatic adult cattle, showing the BPV type, the frequency of nucleoids observed per class, and the comet score. (b) Kruskal-Wallis statistic to compare the clastogenicity among calves, asymptomatic and symptomatic cattle, from the comet score. (c) Comparison between comet score observed in monoinfected and coinfected bovines through Mann-Whitney test.
(a)

ControlsClinicalVirus typeClass of nucleoidsScore
012

1Asymptomatic934310
2Asymptomatic925311
3Asymptomatic96137
4Asymptomatic908212
5Asymptomatic95327

Infected bovines

6AsymptomaticBPV-1156025110
7AsymptomaticBPV-25736750
8AsymptomaticBPV-17519631
9AsymptomaticBPV-1, -243174097
10AsymptomaticBPV-17319835
11AsymptomaticBPV-1, -247262780
12AsymptomaticBPV-138263698
13AsymptomaticBPV-1, -262132563
14AsymptomaticBPV-27221735
15AsymptomaticBPV-1, -263122562
16AsymptomaticBPV-1, -25883476
17AsymptomaticBPV-1, -240421878
18SymptomaticBPV-1, -26130948
19SymptomaticBPV-2221365143
20SymptomaticBPV-1, -265122358
21SymptomaticBPV-1, -257212265
22SymptomaticBPV-1, -2, -4313138107
23SymptomaticBPV-1896516
24SymptomaticBPV-1922614
25SymptomaticBPV-16925637
26SymptomaticBPV-1411049108
27SymptomaticBPV-1, -2, -47021939
28SymptomaticBPV-1, -2, -46526944
29SymptomaticBPV-2878518
30SymptomaticBPV-1, -206634134
31SymptomaticBPV-1, -26031949
32SymptomaticBPV-252232573
33SymptomaticBPV-1, -27291947
34SymptomaticBPV-1, -2917211
35SymptomaticBPV-1, -274151137
36SymptomaticBPV1, -2, -48213523
37SymptomaticBPV-1, -2362242106

(b)

GroupsAverage postZ calculatedP value

Calves and asymptomatic3.3003.5348<0.05
Calves and symptomatic23.6663.1097<0.05
Asymptomatic and symptomatic20.1250.8961n.s.

, , of calves = 16.5, of asymptomatic = 284.0 and of symptomatic = 402.5.
(c)

Monoinfected sampleScoreCoinfected sampleScore

6110997
7501180
8311363
10351562
12981676
14351778
191431848
23162020
24142121
25372222
261082739
29182844
327430134
3149
3347
3411
3537
3623
37106

Mann-Whitney U test results: , , P value = 0.21.