Definición de Marek's disease en inglés:

Marek's disease

Saltos de línea: Marek's dis|ease
Pronunciación: /ˈmarɛks


[mass noun]
  • An infectious disease of poultry caused by a herpesvirus, which attacks nerves and causes paralysis or initiates widespread tumour formation.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • ARS researchers discovered that a herpes virus caused Marek's disease in poultry.
    • In an advance that could usher in new vaccines for protecting poultry, Agricultural Research Service scientists have sequenced the genetic code of the chicken herpesvirus that causes Marek's disease.
    • ‘The final step, after the maps are made and all the genes are sequenced, is to identify genes that influence the trait you're looking for - in this case resistance to Marek's disease,’ says Cheng.


1960s: named after Josef Marek (1868–1952), Hungarian veterinary surgeon.

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