It is therefore likely that the attenuated phenotype of FIN is a result of this threonine amino acid at NS3-249, a mutation that could be relevant for at least 3 different species of birds in the family Corvidae
When presented the opportunity, members of the family Corvidae
prey on winter ticks on a variety of ungulates, including moose (Addison et al.
The house crow (Corvus splendens Vieillot, 1817) belongs to the genus Corvus, of the family Corvidae
with 25 genera (Haring et al.
The magpie pica pica, belonging to the family corvidae
along with other members of the crow family, has carnivorous tendencies.
Among these species, corvids may be of particular interest because several species of the family Corvidae
have experimentally been shown to be highly competent for WNV transmission (2,3).
Infection in species within the family Corvidae
Monitoring and surveillance of West Nile virus (WNV) prevalence increasingly depends on the early detection of WNV infection in crows, blue jays, and other members of the avian family Corvidae
on the basis of reports of dead birds.
We evaluated cloacal swab, vascular pulp of flight feather, and kidney and spleen pool samples from carcasses of members of the family Corvidae
as sources of West Nile virus (WNV).
1) Pertaining to the family Corvidae
, including crows, jays and magpies.