(Oryctolagus cuniculus) are native to the Iberian Peninsula and have been introduced into Australia, New Zealand, Chile, and Argentina (8).
population trends and associated factors: a review of the situation in the Iberian Peninsula.
In 1969, the European rabbit
flea was introduced to enhance the virus's spread in drier regions.
In the Iberian Peninsula, 2 subspecies of European rabbit
are found, O.
Distinct myxoma virus (MYXV) strains from South America and California have been identified; virulence of California MSW strain is higher than that of South America strains in European rabbits
cuniculus are humans and European rabbits
(Oryctolagus cuniculus) (5,7-9), and until population-based studies of rabbits are undertaken, the risks cannot be fully evaluated, nor the human epidemiology fully explained.
The amino acid sequence (residues 370490) of VP7 of EYAV showed 50% similarity to the sarcolemmal-associated protein of the European rabbit
Introduced into the South Island's glaciated landscape, European rabbits
prospered exponentially, evidently finding ideal habitat and no significant predators to control their sheer volume.
5 km of the University of Victoria property (n = 31 items) from biomass estimates due to a site bias; nearly all (8 of 9) European rabbits
(Oryctolagus cuniculus) were recorded at these few nest sites.
Or perhaps an unknown virus from another species had transferred to the rabbit, as in the case of myxomatosis, which was obtained from South American cottontail rabbits and used to control European rabbits
It is much different in Argentina, where the Spaniards introduced European rabbits
While European rabbits
in the Mediterranean may breed during any season, they display sharp peaks in breeding in the spring and autumn coincident with increased precipitation and new vegetation growth (Southern 1940; Poole 1960; Soriguer & Rogers 1979; & Garson 1979).
Now, Australians can't come to grips with their 200 million to 300 million wild European rabbits
, which reside primarily in the southern half of the country.