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Infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) particles, coloured transmission electron micrograph (TEM). This virus is a member of the coronavirus family. Coronaviruses are named after the corona (crown) of surface proteins (orange dots) that are used to penetrate a host cell. IBV only occurs in chickens, but causes great economic loss by damaging their respiratory, renal and reproductive systems.
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