Extensive recombination detected among beak and feather disease virus isolates from breeding facilities in Poland.

@article{Julian2013ExtensiveRD,
  title={Extensive recombination detected among beak and feather disease virus isolates from breeding facilities in Poland.},
  author={Laurel Julian and T. Piasecki and Klaudia Chrząstek and Matthew T. Walters and Brejnev Muhizi Muhire and Gordon W Harkins and Darren P. Martin and Arvind Varsani},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2013},
  volume={94 Pt 5},
  pages={1086-95}
}
Beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) causes the highly contagious, in some cases fatal, psittacine beak and feather disease in parrots. The European continent has no native parrots, yet in the past has been one of the world's biggest importers of wild-caught exotic parrot species. Following the banning of this practice in 2007, the demand for exotic pet parrots has largely been met by established European breeding facilities, which can also supply buyers outside Europe. However, the years of… CONTINUE READING

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