Evidence for virus closely related to avian myeloblastosis-associated virus type 1 in a commercial stock of chickens.

@article{Spencer2003EvidenceFV,
  title={Evidence for virus closely related to avian myeloblastosis-associated virus type 1 in a commercial stock of chickens.},
  author={Joseph L Spencer and Bernhard F. Benkel and Maria Chan and Susan Nadin-Davis},
  journal={Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A},
  year={2003},
  volume={32 4},
  pages={383-90}
}
A two-round nested polymerase chain reaction assay detected Rous associated virus-1 (RAV-1), a prototype laboratory strain of avian leukosis virus of subgroup A (ALV-A). Surprisingly, the test failed to detect three field isolates of ALV-A but did detect virus in one commercial stock of chickens (stock F). The sequence analysis of a core of 290 nucleotides of the env gene gave evidence that the virus from stock F was closely related to avian myeloblastosis-associated virus type one (MAV-1… CONTINUE READING