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Avian metapneumovirus (aMPV) belongs to the genus Metapneumovirus in the sub-family Pneumovirinae of the family Paramyxoviridae. The virus is...


Like all mycoplasmas, M. hyorhinis is small with a genome size of 818 kbp. M. hyorhinis is pleomorphic, lacks a cell wall and has a low G+C ratio...


M. hyorhinis, first characterized by Switzer (1955), is a common contaminant of the upper respiratory tract of pigs worldwide, occasionally causing...

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Porter et al. (2016) reported that the Piétrain pig breed takes its name from Piétrain village in the Jodoigne municipality, Walloon Brabant...

Cover for Dermanyssus gallinae

The poultry red mite, Dermanyssus gallinae (De Geer, 1778), is a temporary ectoparasitic mesostigmatid mite of birds. Among blood-sucking...

Cover for Gallid herpesvirus 2

Marek’s disease virus (MDV), or Gallid herpesvirus 2 (GaHV-2), is a lymphotropic alphaherpesvirus which infects avian species. The virion has a...

Cover for Marek's disease

Marek’s disease (MD), caused by Marek’s disease virus (MDV), is a multifaceted disease, which can be characterized based on neoplastic transformation...

Cover for bovine spongiform encephalopathy

Bovine spongiform encephalopathies (BSEs) are a group of three distinct prion diseases affecting cattle. Prion diseases, also named transmissible...

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Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease caused by specific slow-growing species of bacteria of the Mycobacterium genus. TB can affect nearly all...


Mycobacterium tuberculosis belongs to a closely related cluster of mycobacterial species known as the M. tuberculosis complex (MTBC) that includes...

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