Avihepadnavirus


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Avihepadnavirus

a genus in the family Hepadnaviridae. They cause a persistent infection which leads to primary hepatocellular carcinoma in Pekin duck. Called also avian hepatitis B-like viruses.
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The genus Avihepadnavirus contains 2 avian species: duck hepatitis B virus and heron hepatitis B virus (1).
8% identical to members of the Orthohepadnavirus and Avihepadnavirus genera, respectively.