This Week in PNAS

In the early online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Australian researchers outline results from their phylogenetic study of the beak and feather disease virus, a single-stranded DNA virus that infects parrots. Using quantitative real-time PCR and genome sequencing, the team looked at the prevalence and phylogenetic relationships, respectively, of the BFDV in various parrot species in Australia over eight years.

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