Published in Hepatitis Weekly, March 19th, 2007
Study 1: Research findings, "Avian hepatitis B viruses: molecular and cellular biology, phylogenesis, and host tropism," are discussed in a new report. According to recent research from Hamburg, Germany, "The human hepatitis B virus (HBV) and the duck hepatitis B virus (DHBV) share several fundamental features. Both viruses have a partially double-stranded DNA genome that is replicated via a RNA intermediate and the coding open reading frames (ORFs) overlap extensively."
"In addition, the genomic and structural organization, as well as...
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