Poecivirus A

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Poecivirus A seqs

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  Poecivirus A is a species within the genus Poecivirus.

Poecivirus is a novel picornavirus of birds that is most closely related to megriviruses (Zylberberg et al., 2016). The authors suggest that this virus may be the cause of avian keratin disorder (Zylberberg et al., 2016, 2018).

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Zylberberg, M., Van Hemert, C., Dumbacher, J.P., Handel, C.M., Tihand, T. and DeRisi, J.L. (2016). Novel picornavirus associated with avian keratin disorder in Alaskan birds. mBio 7(4): e00874-16.

Zylberberg M, Van Hemert C, Handel CM, DeRisi JL. Avian keratin disorder of Alaska black-capped chickadees is associated with Poecivirus infection. Virol J. 2018 Jun 15;15(1):100. doi: 10.1186/s12985-018-1008-5. PubMed PMID: 29903045.

Zylberberg M, Van Hemert C, Handel CM, Liu RM, DeRisi JL. Poecivirus is present in individuals with beak deformities in seven species of North American birds.  J Wildl Dis. 2021 Apr 1;57(2):273-281. doi: 10.7589/JWD-D-20-00017. PMID: 33822149.

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