Enzootic Bovine Leukosis and Bovine Leukemia Virus

  • G. Marbaix
  • R. Kettmann
  • J. Deschamps
  • D. Couez
  • M. Mammerickx
  • A. Burny


Enzootic bovine leukosis (EBL) is a lymphoproliferative disease of cattle characterized by persistent lymphocytosis (too high number of lymphocytes) and (or) by the development of lymph nodes tumours (1). EBL is contagious among cattle and experimentally transmissible to cattle, sheep and some other animal species. It affects B lymphocytes and is induced by a virus called Bovine Leukemia Virus (BLV) (2).


Integration Site Bovine Leukemia Virus Avian Leukosis Virus Bovine Leukemia Virus Infection Avian Sarcoma Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Marbaix
    • 1
  • R. Kettmann
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Deschamps
    • 1
  • D. Couez
    • 1
  • M. Mammerickx
    • 3
  • A. Burny
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Molecular BiologyUniversity of Brussels (ULB)Rhode-Saint-GenèseBelgium
  2. 2.Faculty of AgronomyGemblouxBelgium
  3. 3.National Veterinary InstituteUccleBelgium

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