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Comparative analysis of the complete genome sequence of the California MSW strain of myxoma virus reveals potential host adaptations

Kerr, Peter J.; Rogers, Matthew B.; Fitch, Adam; Depasse, Jay V.; Cattadori, Isabella M; Hudson, Peter J.; Tscharke, David C.; Holmes, Edward C.; Ghedin, Elodie


Myxomatosis is a rapidly lethal disease of European rabbits that is caused by myxoma virus (MYXV). The introduction of a South American strain of MYXV into the European rabbit population of Australia is the classic case of host-pathogen coevolution following cross-species transmission. The most virulent strains of MYXV for European rabbits are the Californian viruses, found in the Pacific states of the United States and the Baja Peninsula, Mexico. The natural host of Californian MYXV is the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-11
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of virology
DOI: 10.1128/JVI.01923-13


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