An overview of the lagomorph immune system and its genetic diversity

  title={An overview of the lagomorph immune system and its genetic diversity},
  author={Ana Pinheiro and Fabiana Neves and Ana Lemos de Matos and Joana Abrantes and Wessel van der Loo and Rose G. Mage and Pedro Jos{\'e} Esteves},
Our knowledge of the lagomorph immune system remains largely based upon studies of the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), a major model for studies of immunology. Two important and devastating viral diseases, rabbit hemorrhagic disease and myxomatosis, are affecting European rabbit populations. In this context, we discuss the genetic diversity of the European rabbit immune system and extend to available information about other lagomorphs. Regarding innate immunity, we review the most… 

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