Different molecular aspects of avian viruses are presented such as the role and importance of capsid proteins and viral glycoproteins in viral pathogenesis, in development of diagnostic methods and the creation of recombinant vaccines is discussed. Mechanisms of viral evolution such as mutation, recombination and reassortment are included, and their role in the origin of diverse influenza, infectious bursal disease, avian reovirus is commented.
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2 Enveloped and non-enveloped viruses
3 Viral capsids and viral interaction with the host cell
4 Viral glycoproteins
5 Mutation of poultry viruses: recombination
6 Mutation of poultry viruses: reassortment
8 Where to look for further information