avian leukosis


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avian leukosis

[′av·ē·ən lü′kō·səs]
(veterinary medicine)
A disease complex in fowl probably caused by viruses and characterized by autonomous proliferation of blood-forming cells.
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Occurrence of avian leukosis virus subgroup J in commercial layer flocks in China.
Emerging of avian leukosis virus subgroup Jina flock of Chinese local breed [in Chinese].
Western blot antibody reactivity to the p27 gag protein of the endogenous avian leukosis virus (ALV) in vaccine recipients and other reference chicken and human sera
Evidence of avian leukosis virus subgroup E and endogenous avian virus in measles and mumps vaccines derived from chicken cells: investigation of transmission to vaccine recipients.
Mesotheliomas of peritoneum, epicardium, and pericardium induced by strain MC29 avian leukosis virus.
Lack of relationship between infection with avian leukosis virus and the presence of COFAL antigen in chick embryos.
Virus particles and viral antigens in chicken tissues free of infectious avian leukosis virus.
of Elkmont, Alabama, says infections are now occurring in younger chickens and spreading faster than any other avian leukosis virus (ALV) known before.
22) Rubin et al (23) established chickens tolerant to avian leukosis and showed that chronically viremic hens could infect their eggs with avian leukosis virus.
22-26) Avian leukosis virus causes B-cell lymphomas mainly in gallinaceous poultry, and reticuloendotheliosis virus has been associated with either B- or T-cell lymphomas in gallinaceous birds, geese, and a European starling (Sturnus vulgaris).
13,20) There is often an underlying viral cause, as with Marek's disease (herpesvirus), myeloblastosis (unknown retrovirus), and lymphoid leukosis (reticuloendotheliosis virus and avian leukosis virus).
Several novel criteria have been tested to assist in the differential diagnosis of tumors induced by Marek's disease virus (MDV) from those induced by avian leukosis virus (ALV) and reticuloendotheliosis virus (REV).