Evidence of Close Relatedness between Turkey and Bovine Coronaviruses

  • Peter Tijssen
  • Arnold J. Verbeek
  • Serge Dea
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 276)


Immunoelectron microscopy and indirect immunofluorescence studies in 1973 showed that turkey enteric Coronavirus (TCV or “Bluecomb agent”) is unrelated to another avian Coronavirus IBV, and to mammalian coronaviruses (1, 2). Coronaviruses have thus been classified, according to antigenic cross-reactivity, into four distinct subgroups within the family, two subgroups of avian viruses and two subgroups of non-avian viruses (3, 4, 5).


Ascitic Fluid Feline Infectious Peritonitis Antigenic Relationship Feline Infectious Peritonitis Virus Turkey Poult 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Tijssen
    • 1
  • Arnold J. Verbeek
    • 1
  • Serge Dea
    • 1
  1. 1.CRMC - Institute Armand-FrappierUniversity of QuebecLaval-des-RapidesCanada

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