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Initiative 89

Understanding rabbit resistance to rabbit hemorrhagic disease (B.AHE.0216)

An expanding knowledge base indicates that significant changes are occurring in the virulence of circulating field strains of rabbit hemorrhagic disease virus, accompanied by the development of genetic resistance to the disease in rabbits.

Research undertaken by Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre

What are we doing?

It is critical for the maintenance of rabbit haemorrhagic disease (RHD) as an effective biological control agent in Australia to have a clear understanding of changes in RHD virus virulence and RHD virus genetic resistance in rabbits, and how these processes are interacting.

Timing:

July 2017

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