myxoma virus

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a poxvirus closely related to smallpox virus

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Recently, they treated rabbit cells with a well-studied chemokine called RANTES to see if it would hinder the ability of myxoma virus to infect the cells.
3, 1999 SCIENCE, the biologists conclude that myxoma virus, and probably variola and other poxviruses, somehow use the chemokine receptors to gain entry to cells.
According to Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe, who was starting his career in science at this time, the success of the myxoma virus did two things for Ratcliffe and his team.
Research into rabbit control continued -- the myxoma virus didn't solve the problem completely -- but the section was able to begin studies on native fauna.
The point releases of both myxoma virus and RHDV into large naive host populations represent a grand experiment in disease emergence and evolution (10), which provides a unique opportunity to study the virulence evolution of emerging pathogens as well as their complex interactions with each other.
The myxoma virus devastated rabbit colonies when it was released in Australia 50 years ago.
They have inserted a gene into the myxoma virus which causes females to produce antibodies against their own eggs, blocking fertilisation.
The one notable success against Australia's worst pest, the European rabbit, came in 1950 when CSIRO released the myxoma virus, which causes the lethal disease myxomatosis.
The original Brazilian strain of myxoma virus killed more than 99% of rabbits when it was released into the field.
He then began studying myxoma virus infection in rabbits.
Calicivirus, myxoma virus and the wild rabbit in Australia: a tale of three invasions.
After its introduction into Australia for controlling the imported European rabbit population, myxoma virus underwent attenuation with concurrent selection for resistance in the rabbit population (14).