Phylogenetic analysis of Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus strains from the Arabian Peninsula: did RHDV emerge simultaneously in Europe and Asia?
Forrester, N. L.; Abubakr, M. I.; Abu Elzein, E. M. E.; al-Afaleq, A. I.; Housawi, F. M. T.; Moss, S. R.; Turner, S. L.; Gould, E. A.. 2006 Phylogenetic analysis of Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus strains from the Arabian Peninsula: did RHDV emerge simultaneously in Europe and Asia? Virology, 344. 277-282. 10.1016/j.virol.2005.10.006Full text not available from this repository.
Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) emerged in 1984 in China and subsequently a single strain apparently dispersed worldwide killing millions of rabbits. Two isolates that caused outbreaks in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain have been sequenced and analysed phylogenetically. The Saudi Arabian lineage is directly descended from the Chinese strain, but the Bahrain isolate occupies a distinct and more divergent lineage than the Chinese virus implying that epidemic RHDV strains have emerged at least twice during the past 20 years and are co-circulating in both domestic and wild rabbits.
|Programmes:||CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity|
|CEH Sections:||_ Molecular Virology & Parasitology|
|Additional Keywords:||Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus; Middle East; Phylogenetic analysis; Emerging viruses|
|NORA Subject Terms:||Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
|Date made live:||30 Apr 2008 08:51|
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