By Brian W.J. Mahy
Thoroughly revised and up-to-date take into consideration the hot taxonomy and grouping alterations made by way of the overseas Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses of their eighth file, The Dictionary of Virology provides an authoritative and concise checklist of all viruses affecting vertebrate species, from people to fish.
- Includes the recent viruses of scientific or veterinary value that experience emerged given that 2001, corresponding to the recent human coronaviruses, SARS and NL63 and a brand new subtype of influenza (H1N2)
- Includes new phrases in virology
- Extensive cross-referencing and illustrative tables additional increase using this book
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It is suggested that the original mixture of viruses be called ‘standard’ AMV, which contains cell-transforming and leukemogenic viruses, as well as the non-transforming MAV-1 and 2. There are stocks of AMV free of subgroup A virus which are referred to as subgroup B AMV. No subgroup A AMV with leukemogenic activity is reported. ‘Standard’ AMV causes myeloblastosis, osteopetrosis, lymphoid leukosis and nephroblastoma in chickens. It seems likely that the different conditions are caused by individual viruses or combinations of viruses in the ‘standard’ AMV.
Ames: Iowa State University Press, p. 520 Marvil P et al (1999) J Gen Virol 80, 653 29 Avian leukosis virus (ALV) avian enteric cytopathogenic virus An old term used for fowl adenovirus when it was thought to be a picornavirus. avian entero-like virus 2 to 4 (AELV-2 to 4) Unassigned viruses in the family Picornaviridae. avian enteroviruses Include avian encephalomyelitis virus, duck hepatitis virus 1, duck hepatitis virus 3, and avian nephritis virus, as well as a number of strains isolated from normal birds.
Hemagglutinin is not formed. Mechanical transmission by arthropods is common. Type species Fowlpox virus. DNA 260kb. Avipoxviruses infect domestic, wild and pet birds. Infections are characterized by the development of proliferative lesions ranging from small nodules to spherical tumor- or wart-like masses on the skin of unfeathered areas. In some cases, proliferative lesions or diphtheric membranes may develop on the mucous membranes of the upper respiratory tract, mouth and esophagus. The species currently listed under this genus are Fowlpox, Turkeypox, Canarypox, Pigeonpox, Quailpox, Sparrowpox, Starlingpox, Juncopox, Mynahpox and psittacine poxviruses.