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Myxomatosis publications

The following publications detail the work involved in the development of CSIRO’s Myxomatosis to control rabbits.

Myxomatosis monograph

Fenner F, Ratcliffe FN, 1965, Myxomatosis, Cambridge University Press, London and New York, 371 pages.

Myxomatosis papers

Frith HJ, 1976, ‘Wildlife research’, Nature, 261: 637-639.

Rendel JM, 1971, ‘Myxomatosis in the Australian rabbit population’, Search, 2: 89-94.

Fenner F, Day MF, 1953, ‘Biological control of the rabbit in Australia’, Science News, 28: 7-22.

Fenner F, Day MF, 1952, ‘Contrasting methods of transmission of animal viruses by mosquitoes’, Nature, 170: 204.

Fenner F, Day MF, Woodroofe GM, 1952, ‘The mechanism of the transmission of myxomatosis in the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) by the mosquito Aedes aegypti‘, Australian J. Exp. Biol. Med. Sci., 30: 139-152.

Ratcliffe FN, Myers K, Fennessy BV, Calaby JH, 1952, ‘Myxomatosis in Australia: a step towards the biological control of the rabbit’, Nature, 170: 7-11.

Calicivirus papers

McColl KA, Morrissy CJ, Collins BJ, Westbury HA, 2002, ‘Persistence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus in decomposing rabbit carcases’, Aust. Vet. J., 80: 298-299.

McColl KA, Merchant JC, Hardy J, Cooke BD, Robinson A, Westbury HA, 2002, ‘Evidence for insect transmission of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus’, Epidemiol. Infect., 129: 655-663.

Nagesha HS, McColl KA, Collins BJ, Morrissy CJ, Wang LF, Westbury HA, 2000, ‘The presence of cross-reactive antibodies to rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus in Australian wild rabbits prior to the escape of virus from quarantine’, Arch. Virol., 145: 749-757.

Carman JA, Garner MG, Catton MG et al., 1998, ‘Viral haemorrhagic disease of rabbits and human health’, Epidemiol. Infect., 121: 409-418.

Buddle BM, de Lisle GW, McColl K, Collins BJ, Morrissy C, Westbury HA, 1997, ‘Response of the North Island brown kiwi, Apteryx australis mantelli and the lesser short-tailed bat, Mystacina tuberculata to a measured dose of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus’, N. Z. Vet. J., 45: 109-113.

Gould AR, Kattenbelt JA, Lenghaus C et al., 1997, ‘The complete nucleotide sequence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (Czech strain V351): use of the polymerase chain reaction to detect replication in Australian vertebrates and analysis of viral population sequence variation’, Virus Res., 47: 7-17.

Collins BJ, White JR, Lenghaus C, Morrissy CJ, Westbury HA, 1996, ‘Presence of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus antigen in rabbit tissues as revealed by a monoclonal antibody dependent capture ELISA’, J. Virol. Methods, 58: 145-154.

Collins BJ, White JR, Lenghaus C, Boyd V, Westbury HA, 1995, ‘A competition ELISA for the detection of antibodies to rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus’, Vet. Microbiol., 43: 85-96.

Nagesha HS, Wang LF, Hyatt AD, Morrissy CJ, Lenghaus C, Westbury HA, 1995, ‘Self-assembly, antigenicity, and immunogenicity of the rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (Czechoslovakian strain V-351) capsid protein expressed in baculovirus’, Arch. Virol., 140: 1095-1108.