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Isolation and characterization of avipoxviruses from wild birds in Western Australia.

Authors
  • Annuar, B O
  • Mackenzie, J S
  • Lalor, P A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives of virology
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1983
Volume
76
Issue
3
Pages
217–229
Identifiers
PMID: 6307227
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Avipoxviruses were isolated from wart-like lesions in an Australian magpie (Gymnorhina tibicen) and a silvereye (Zosterops lateralis), and the poxvirus aetiology of wart-like lesions in a magpie-lark (Grallina cyanoleuca) was confirmed. The three viruses produced typical pock lesions on the chorioallantoic membrane of embryonated eggs and were able to replicate in trypsin-dispersed chick embryo fibroblast cultures but not confluent monolayer cultures. Pock neutralization and immunodiffusion studies showed that the three wild bird isolates were distinct from fowlpox, although antigenically closer to fowlpox than pigeonpox. The magpie and silvereye isolates were more closely related to each other than to the magpie-lark isolate.

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