Genomic characterization of two novel pathogenic avipoxviruses isolated from pacific shearwaters (Ardenna spp.).
- Subir Sarker,
- Shubhagata Das,
- Jennifer L Lavers,
- Ian Hutton,
- Karla Helbig,
- Jacob Imbery,
- Chris Upton,
- Shane R Raidal
BMC Genomics 2017 Apr 13;18(1):298. Epub 2017 Apr 13.
School of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, 2678, Australia.
Background: Over the past 20 years, many marine seabird populations have been gradually declining and the factors driving this ongoing deterioration are not always well understood. Avipoxvirus infections have been found in a wide range of bird species worldwide, however, very little is known about the disease ecology of avian poxviruses in seabirds. Here we present two novel avipoxviruses from pacific shearwaters (Ardenna spp), one from a Flesh-footed Shearwater (A. Read More