Genetic resistance to bovine tuberculosis in the Iberian wild boar.

  title={Genetic resistance to bovine tuberculosis in the Iberian wild boar.},
  author={Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse and J M Fraile Vicente and Christian Gort{\'a}zar and Ursula H{\"o}fle and Isabel Garc{\'i}a Fern{\'a}ndez-De-Mera and William Amos},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={14 10},
Bovine tuberculosis (bTB) is an important re-emerging zoonotic disease, causing major economic losses and constraining international trade of animals and their products. Despite eradication programmes, some countries continue to encounter outbreaks, mainly due to wildlife acting as primary hosts or reservoirs. While the genetic component of tuberculosis in humans and cattle is well documented, the role of genetic factors as modulators of bTB resistance remains unclear for natural populations… CONTINUE READING

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