Isolation and characterization of avipoxviruses from wild birds in Western Australia

B. O. Annuar, J. S. Mackenzie, P. A. Lalor

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)217-229
Number of pages13
JournalArchives of Virology
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Avipoxvirus
Fowlpox
Western Australia
Warts
Birds
Poxviridae
Chorioallantoic Membrane
Immunodiffusion
Chick Embryo
Trypsin
Eggs
Fibroblasts
Viruses

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  • Genetics

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Isolation and characterization of avipoxviruses from wild birds in Western Australia. / Annuar, B. O.; Mackenzie, J. S.; Lalor, P. A.

In: Archives of Virology, Vol. 76, No. 3, 09.1983, p. 217-229.

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Annuar, B. O. ; Mackenzie, J. S. ; Lalor, P. A. / Isolation and characterization of avipoxviruses from wild birds in Western Australia. In: Archives of Virology. 1983 ; Vol. 76, No. 3. pp. 217-229.
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