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Dec 26, 2019


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Ratcliffe et al 1952 Nature

Myxomavirus general and evolution:

Fenner's Veterinary Virology 4th ed

Rivers TM 1930 J. Exp Med 1 June » 51 (6): 965 INFECTIOUS MYXOMATOSIS OF RABBITS

Kerr et al Myxoma Virus and the Leporipoxviruses: An Evolutionary Paradigm. Viruses 2015, 7, 1020-1061

Wang et al Nature Imm 2004 Disruption of Erk-dependent type I interferon induction breaks the myxoma virus species barrier

Wolfe et al 2018 J Virol Myxoma Virus M083 Is a Virulence Factor Which Mediates Systemic Dissemination

Condit, RC on The Red Queen meets the White Rabbit. (#457, 2017, September 3) This Week in Virology

Rabbits in Australia:

Coman, B (1999). Tooth & Nail – the story of the rabbit in Australia. Text Publishing Company: Melbourne.

Shepherd and Edmonds. The Victorian Naturalist v113 1996 page 98

Tomlinson, A. R. and Gooding, C. D., "THE ORGANISATION OF RABBIT CONTROL (Oryctolagus cuniculus) IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA" (1970). Proceedings of the 4th Vertebrate Pest Conference (1970). 39. 1970

Stead DG. The Rabbit Menace in New South Wales, Dept of Agriculture, NSW 1925

Lange & Graham 1983 Australian Journal of Ecology

Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 2010, 29 (1), 103-111 Deliberate introduction of the European rabbit, Oryctolagus cuniculus, into Australia

Art and Architecture, mainly. (2011, January 21) [Blog post] Retrieved from:

Annual report of the Acclimatisation Society of Victoria : with the addresses delivered at the annual meeting of the Society... 1st-7th (1862-1871). (link to Biodiversity Heritage Library)