Acute Transforming Feline Retroviruses

  • Peter Besmer
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 107)


The study of retroviruses associated with the domestic cat (Felis catus) has been of interest mainly because of the infective nature of these viruses in the domestic cat population and their association with neoplasms of an outbred mammalian species. The feline retroviruses can be divided into three groups: (a) the feline leukemia viruses (FeLVs), (b) the endogenous, xenotropic feline retroviruses, and (c) the acute transforming feline retroviruses (ATVs).


Leukemia Virus Murine Leukemia Virus Helper Virus Feline Leukemia Virus Avian Sarcoma Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Besmer
    • 1
  1. 1.Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Sloan-Kettering Division, Graduate School of Medical SciencesCornell UniversityNew YorkUSA

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