World’s Poultry Science Association – Bangladesh Branch 9th International Poultry Show and Seminar 19 February to 21 February, 2015 Instructions for authors 1. Compose your manuscript in English in MS Word, using “Times New Roman” font, on A4 paper layout with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on the left and right and 3.8 cm (1.5 inch) margin on the top and bottom. 2. Type the manuscript single-spaced. Use an extra line space between the sections. Forced line break and page break should not be used. 3. 12-point Times New Roman font should be used all through except the title and references, which should be 18-point and 10-point, respectively. The title, authors’ name, address, abstract and all section headings should be in bold face. Please see the attached “Sample Manuscript” for an example. 4. 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For citation and listing of the references, follow the style shown in the attached Sample 9. Review or advocacy articles should also have title, authors’ panel, address panel, abstract, keywords and references as that in a research paper, but the main text in the body may be arranged under different headings, as appropriate 10. The paper must not purposefully promote any specific product, breed, etc. or must not generate any commercial conflict of interest. If the material under study is a commercial product, use generic name or a code instead of trade name. A sample for example (the text is incomplete) Molecular epidemiology of highly pathogenic avian influenza viruses (H5N1) in Bangladesh from 2007 to 2012 M.E. HAQUE1*, M. GIASUDDIN2, M. NOORUZZAMAN1, E.H. CHOWDHURY1 and M.R. ISLAM1 1Department of Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary Science, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh, Bangladesh; 2National Reference Laboratory for Avian Influenza, Bangladesh Livestock Research Institute, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh *Corresponding Author: [email protected] Abstract --------Key words: highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), molecular epidemiology, RT-PCR, sequencing, phylogenetic tree Introduction --human lives (http://www.who.int/influenza/human_animal_interface/EN_GIP_20120810). Adaptation of HPAI in human host through mutation or recombination could give rise to “bird flu” pandemic in human as well (Alexander, 2007) ---------Materials and Methods --- Results and Discussion All the isolates yielded positive amplification of 545 bp fragment of H5 gene and 343 bp fragment of N1 gene on RT-PCR, as expected (Fig1). Fig1: Amplification of 545 bp fragment of H5 gene All the Bangladeshi isolates that were obtained from chickens during the period from 2007 to 2010 clustered with the strain representing clade 2.2, as described earlier (Haque et al., 2011). On the other hand, among the ten Bangladeshi isolates of 2011 included in the present analysis, only three fell into clade 2.2, one belonged to clade 2.3.4 and the remaining six were related to the strain representing clade 2.3.2, indicating the co-circulation of viruses of three clades as suggested by Islam et al. (2012). All the six isolates of 2012 also clustered in clade 2.3.2. Interestingly, these Bangladeshi isolates of clade 2.3.2, along with the recent isolates from the People’s Republic of China, Viet Nam, Lao, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Russia and Nepal, (Smith et al., 2004, Chen et al.; 2004; Jiang et al., 2007, Kim et al., 2008 and Kang et al., 2011) formed a distinct new cluster within clade 2.3.2, which has recently been designated as clade 126.96.36.199. Conclusion: H5N1 HPAI viruses of clades 188.8.131.52 and 2.3.4 have been newly introduced in poultry of Bangladesh in 2011 in addition to the clade 2.2 already circulating since 2007. ---References ALEXANDER, D. J. (2007) An overview of epidemiology of avian influenza. Vaccine 5:5637-5644. EASTERDAY, B.C., VIRGINIA, S.H. and HALVORSON, D.A. (1997) Influenza. In: Diseases of Poultry,10th edn., Edited by Calnek et al., Iowa State University Press, Ames, Iowa. pp. 583-605. HAQUE, M.E., PARVIN, R., CHOWDHURY, E.H., BHUIYAN, A.R., NOOR, M., GIASUDDIN, M., SAMAD, M.A. and ISLAM, M.R. 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