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Curr Opin Microbiol. 2001 Aug;4(4):456-61.

Novel virulence and host range genes of African swine fever virus.

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Plum Island Animal Disease Center, Agricultural Research Service, USDA, PO Box 848, Greenport, New York 11944, USA.


Current work is beginning to reveal the complex mechanisms by which African swine fever virus interacts with its swine and tick hosts. This work includes the identification of novel viral genes that mediate virulence and host range, and influence important cellular regulatory pathways.

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