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Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) and rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV): a review
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) is a calicivirus of the genus Lagovirus that causes rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) in adult European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). First described inExpand
Signatures of positive selection in Toll-like receptor (TLR) genes in mammals
BackgroundToll-like receptors (TLRs) are a major class of pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) expressed in the cell surface or membrane compartments of immune and non-immune cells. TLRs are encodedExpand
Spread of new variant RHDV in domestic rabbits on the Iberian Peninsula.
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease outbreaks in young rabbits have been recently observed in Spain. In this study we have tracked the spread of variant RHDV in samples collected from rabbit farms over aExpand
Evolution of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from the Iberian Peninsula.
To date information on rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) in Spain and Portugal has been scarce, although the disease is endemic and continues to have a considerable impact on speciesExpand
Full genomic analysis of new variant rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus revealed multiple recombination events.
Rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), a Lagovirus of the family Caliciviridae, causes rabbit hemorrhagic disease (RHD) in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus). The disease was firstExpand
New Variant of Rabbit Hemorrhagic Disease Virus, Portugal, 2012–2013
To the Editor: During November 2012–February 2013, rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) strains belonging to the new variant RHDV were isolated in Portugal from wild European rabbits (OryctolagusExpand
Evidence for recombination in the major capsid gene VP60 of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV)
SummaryRabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a highly fatal disease caused by a virus of the family Caliciviridae. Whereas recombination is well documented in other members of this family, the extentExpand
The wide utility of rabbits as models of human diseases
Studies using the European rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus contributed to elucidating numerous fundamental aspects of antibody structure and diversification mechanisms and continue to be valuable forExpand
Insights into the evolution of the new variant rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (GI.2) and the identification of novel recombinant strains
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) is a viral disease that affects the European rabbit. RHD was detected in 1984 in China and rapidly disseminated worldwide causing a severe decline in wild rabbitExpand
Diversity and evolutionary history of the MHC DQA gene in leporids
The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) is used as a model for many human diseases, yet comparatively little is known of its genetics, particularly at important loci such as the majorExpand