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Table 3 Body weight and relative immune organs weight (n = 20)

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

Virus Body weight (g) Relative thymus weight (%) Relative bursa weight (%)
bac-GX0101 91.9 ± 9.1 a 0.21 ± 0.06 a 0.2 ± 0.07 a
GX0101ΔMeq 116.6 ± 11.9 b 0.42 ± 0.08 b 0.38 ± 0.08 b
Control 125.9 ± 16.7 b 0.48 ± 0.09 b 0.45 ± 0.12 b
  1. All chickens were inoculated with 1000 PFU of the indicated virus by a subcutaneous route. The numbers in the table indicate: mean ± standard deviation. Same letters indicate that the differences were not significant (P > 0.05), different letters indicate that a significant difference (P < 0.05).