Innate resistance to myxomatosis in wild rabbits in England.

@article{Ross1977InnateRT,
  title={Innate resistance to myxomatosis in wild rabbits in England.},
  author={James Pelter Ross and Mark F. Sanders},
  journal={The Journal of hygiene},
  year={1977},
  volume={79 3},
  pages={
          411-5
        }
}
Wild rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) from one study area in England have been used over a period of 11 years to investigate the possible appearance of innate resistance to myxomatosis. Rabbits of 4-6 weeks old were captured alive, retained in the laboratory until at least 4 months old, and then infected with a type of myxoma virus which kills 90-95% of laboratory rabbits. Observations were made of symptoms, mortality rate and survival times.In the first 4 years of the study (1966-9), mortality… CONTINUE READING

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