Transmission of two Australian strains of murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) in enclosure populations of house mice (Mus domesticus).

@article{Farroway2005TransmissionOT,
  title={Transmission of two Australian strains of murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) in enclosure populations of house mice (Mus domesticus).},
  author={L. N. Farroway and Shaun Gorman and Malcolm A. Lawson and Nicole L. Harvey and Daniel A Jones and Geoffrey R. Shellam and Grant R. Singleton},
  journal={Epidemiology and infection},
  year={2005},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={701-10}
}
To control plagues of free-living mice (Mus domesticus) in Australia, a recombinant murine cytomegalovirus (MCMV) expressing fertility proteins is being developed as an immunocontraceptive agent. Real-time quantitative PCR was used to monitor the transmission of two genetically variable field strains of MCMV through mouse populations after 25% of founding mice were infected with the N1 strain, followed by the G4 strain 6 weeks later. Pathogen-free wild-derived mice were released into outdoor… CONTINUE READING

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