Molecular Virology of Feline Calicivirus

Patricia Pesavento, Kyeong Ok Chang, John S L Parker

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Caliciviridae are small, nonenveloped, positive-stranded RNA viruses. Much of our understanding of the molecular biology of the caliciviruses has come from the study of the naturally occurring animal caliciviruses. In particular, many studies have focused on the molecular virology of feline calicivirus (FCV), which reflects its importance as a natural pathogen of cats. FCVs demonstrate a remarkable capacity for high genetic, antigenic, and clinical diversity; "outbreak" vaccine resistant strains occur frequently. This article updates the reader on the current status of clinical behavior and pathogenesis of FCV.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)775-786
Number of pages12
JournalVeterinary Clinics of North America - Small Animal Practice
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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