Whole-Genome Sequence Characterization of a Beak and Feather Disease Virus in a Wild Regent Parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides). Academic Article uri icon


  • The whole-genome sequence of beak and feather disease virus (BFDV) from a wild Australian regent parrot (Polytelis anthopeplus monarchoides) was characterized. The genome consists of 1,993 bp and has a typical stem-loop structure between open reading frame 1 (ORF1) and ORF2. This is the first evidence of BFDV infection as well as the complete genome sequence for this host species, globally.


  • Sarker, S
  • Forwood, JK
  • Ghorashi, SA
  • McLelland, D
  • Peters, A
  • Raidal, SR

publication date

  • January 30, 2014