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- Schultz-Cherry, S., Kelley, L., Koci, M., Seal, B.S.
- United States Department of Agriculture patents 2004 no.US 6,696,562 B1
- Turkey astrovirus, poultry diseases, turkeys, disease detection, nucleotide sequences, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction, DNA primers, DNA probes, open reading frames, viral antigens, synthetic peptides, patents, USDA, United States
- A unique turkey astrovirus has been isolated and sequenced. Primers and probes have been developed using the isolated nucleic acid sequence of the astrovirus and a reverse transcriptase PCR has been developed to detect the presence of avian astrovirus in commercial flocks. Furthermore, purified antigenic polypeptides have been synthesized from each of the open reading frames 1a,1b and 2 of the novel virus.