USDA releases AI genome sequences

04-06-2008 | |

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.
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Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory