USDA releases AI genome sequences
The complete genetic coding sequences of 150 different
avian influenza viruses have been released by the USDA scientists and
government, industry and university collaborators.
It is reported that this information will improve scientific understanding
of avian influenza. "This is a major milestone in avian influenza research,"
said David Suarez, research leader of the Exotic & Emerging Avian Viral
Diseases Research Unit at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory.
"This sequence information, deciphered by our large team, will help
researchers better understand virus biology and improve diagnostic tests for
avian influenza viruses," he said.
Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory
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