Characterisation and modulation of virulence of endemic IBDV strains using


Chicken Meat

Research Organisation


Objective Summary

To monitor genetic changes in circulating IBDV strains (Molecular Epidemiology) in order to determine if field strains are changing significantly To optimise the already developed Reverse Genetic system for IBDV for the genetic modification and the molecular characterisation of biological properties of IBDV To apply the Reverse Genetics system for the construction of recombinant IBDV to ascertain the importance of specific mutations in VP2 gene related to virulence and antigenicity and in particularhow these effect virulence of endemic strains

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Project Stage


Project Start Date

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Project Completion Date

Monday, April 30, 2007

National Priority

Frontier technologies for building and transforming Australian industries

National Priority

Maintain & improve confidence in integrity of Aust ag, food, fish & forestry

National Priority

CME-Improving Food Safety of Australian Chicken Meat