Identification and complete genome characterization of a novel picornavirus in turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).

@article{Boros2012IdentificationAC,
  title={Identification and complete genome characterization of a novel picornavirus in turkey (Meleagris gallopavo).},
  author={{\'A}kos Boros and Csaba Nemes and P{\'e}ter Pankovics and Beatrix Kapusinszky and Eric L Delwart and G{\'a}bor Reuter},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2012},
  volume={93 Pt 10},
  pages={2171-82}
}
Members of the family Picornaviridae are important pathogens of humans and animals, although compared with the thousands of known bird species (>10 000), only a few (n = 11) picornaviruses have been identified from avian sources. This study reports the metagenomic detection and complete genome characterization of a novel turkey picornavirus from faecal samples collected from eight turkey farms in Hungary. Using RT-PCR, both healthy (two of three) and affected (seven of eight) commercial turkeys… CONTINUE READING