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Table 2 The pathogenicity of bac-GX0101 and GX0101ΔMeq in chickens

From: Deletion of the meq gene significantly decreases immunosuppression in chickens caused by pathogenic marek's disease virus

Virus Mortality due to MD (%) MD-specific tumors (%) MD-specific lesions (%)
bac-GX0101 60 25 100
GX0101ΔMeq 0 0 0
Control 0 0 0
  1. All chickens were inoculated with 1000 PFU of the indicated virus by a subcutaneous route.