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Breakthrough on virus infecting rare and endangered parrots

04:19 EDT 19 Oct 2016 | Physorg.COM

Experts estimate less than 30 orange-bellied parrots remain in the wild. Researchers from Charles Sturt University have partnered with scientists from the Australian Synchrotron to reconstruct the outer shell of a beak and feather disease (BFD) virus cell (inset), which is threatening four species of endangered Australian parrots.

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