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Tracking the evolution of the G1/RHDVb recombinant strains introduced from the Iberian Peninsula to the Azores islands, Portugal.
Previous genetic characterization of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) from Azores, Portugal, revealed the presence of genogroup 3-5 (G3-G5) like strains. These strains differed from theExpand
Proposal for a unified classification system and nomenclature of lagoviruses.
Lagoviruses belong to the Caliciviridae family. They were first recognized as highly pathogenic viruses of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) and European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) thatExpand
Leporid immunoglobulin G shows evidence of strong selective pressure on the hinge and CH3 domains
Immunoglobulin G (IgG) is the predominant serum immunoglobulin and has the longest serum half-life of all the antibody classes. The European rabbit IgG has been of significant importance inExpand
Survey of genetic diversity of IgG in wild and domestic rabbits
We sequenced IgG from genomic DNA of 30 wild European rabbits of O. c. algirus and O. c. cuniculus subspecies from three regions and 15 domestic O. c. cuniculus. Genetic diversity was highest withinExpand
Integrative taxonomy reveals too extensive lumping and a new species in the moss genus Amphidium (Bryophyta)
An integrative taxonomic approach, including molecular phylogenetic reconstructions based on plastid rps4-trnF and nuclear ITS sequences, statistical analysis of morphological-anatomical characters,Expand
Evolutionary Insights into IL17A in Lagomorphs
In leporids, IL17A had been implicated in the host defense against extracellular pathogens, such as Francisella tularensis that infects hares and rabbits and causes the zoonotic disease tularemia.Expand
Genetic characterization of interleukins (IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12A, IL-12B, IL-15 and IL-18) with relevant biological roles in lagomorphs
ILs, as essential innate immune modulators, are involved in an array of biological processes. In the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) IL-1α, IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12A, IL-12B,Expand
Convergent evolution of IL-6 in two leporids (Oryctolagus and Pentalagus) originated an extended protein
Interleukin 6 (IL-6) is a class-I helical cytokine with a broad spectrum of biological activities and a gene structure conserved throughout vertebrates, with five coding exons. IL-6 from EuropeanExpand
De novo assembly of the kidney and spleen transcriptomes of the cosmopolitan blue shark, Prionace glauca.
Cartilaginous fishes (sharks, rays and chimaeras) comprise a highly diversified group of basal vertebrates occupying a plethora of ecological aquatic niches. They represent critical components ofExpand
An Ancient, MHC-Linked, Nonclassical Class I Lineage in Cartilaginous Fish
Key Points A new, MHC-linked class I gene (UDA) was found in cartilaginous fishes. UDA is monomorphic and in single/low copy number in elasmobranchs. Chondrichtyans have at least four class IExpand