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Title:Contagious Chicken
Author(s):Vega-Rodriguez, Widaliz
Contributor(s):Ponnuraj, Nagendra Prabhu
Subject(s):Pathobiology
Abstract:This image shows how our lab observes Marek's disease virus (MDV) dissemination in a poultry house, infecting feathers and being shed into the environment, able to then infect naïve chickens. MDV is the causative agent of Marek's disease, an oncogenic disease in chickens that causes significant problems for the poultry industry. Vaccination prevents the development of tumors when a chicken is infected, but doesn't prevent transmission of the virus into naïve birds. My research focuses on understanding how a viral glycoprotein, that is essential for transmission of MDV, facilitates this process with the overall goal to design better vaccines that could prevent the spread of the disease.
Issue Date:2019
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URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/103775
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Widaliz Vega-Rodriguez
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-05-09


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