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Table 3 Comparisons of growth rates of birds challenged with GX0101Δ(A+C) or GX0101

From: Deletion of 1.8-kb mRNA of Marek's disease virus decreases its replication ability but not oncogenicity

Weeks post inoculation Groups
  Control GX0101Δ(A+C) GX0101
3 117.91 ± 9.40 (13) a 111.62 ± 18.62 (34) a 117.88 ± 17.63 (33) a
4 189.17 ± 18.44 (13) a 175.74 ± 33.62 (34) a 174.84 ± 32.44 (31) a
5 275.42 ± 30.34 (13) a 243.24 ± 46.9 (34) b 233.83 ± 51.82 (30) b
6 401.25 ± 41.24 (13) a 335.61 ± 62.71 (33) b 309.66 ± 91.74 (29) b
8 672.92 ± 72.53 (13) a 571.72 ± 102.58 (32) b 510.19 ± 155.27 (26) b
  1. The numbers in the table indicate: mean ± standard deviation. Different letters indicate that the differences were significant (P < 0.05) between treatments at each time.