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Aleutian Mink Disease: Epidemiological and Genetic Aspects

  • S. N. Kashtanov
  • L. E. Salnikova


Today, Aleutian mink disease (AMD) is the most serious threat to farming all over the world. The review presents current data on the epidemiology and pathogenesis of the disease and the genetic characteristics of the AMD virus (AMDV). Data have been collected on virus strains with known pathogenicity. The factors affecting the variability of the response of a host organism to AMDV infection are discussed.


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  1. 1.Vavilov Institute of General GeneticsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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