Evolution of infectious bronchitis virus in China over the past two decades.

  title={Evolution of infectious bronchitis virus in China over the past two decades.},
  author={Ye Zhao and Hui Zhang and J Zhao and Qi Zhong and Ji-hui Jin and Guo-zhong Zhang},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  volume={97 7},
Avian infectious bronchitis is a highly contagious disease caused by infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) that affects poultry production worldwide. The absence of vaccine cross-protection and the frequent emergence of new variant strains complicate control of IBV. Here we designed a study to measure the evolution dynamics of IBV strains in China. One hundered and seven complete sequences and 1022 S1-region sequences of Chinese IBVs isolated between 1994 and 2014 were analysed by using MEGA 5.0… CONTINUE READING


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