myxomatosis

(redirected from myxoma virus)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to myxoma virus: Myxo, Leporipoxvirus

myxomatosis

 [mik″so-mah-to´sis]
1. the development of multiple myxomas.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

myx·o·ma·to·sis

(mik'sō-mă-tō'sis),
1. Synonym(s): mucoid degeneration
2. Multiple myxomas.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

myxomatosis

(mĭk-sō′mə-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. myxomato·ses (-sēz)
1. A highly infectious, usually fatal disease of rabbits that is caused by a pox virus and is characterized by many skin tumors similar to myxomas.
2. A condition characterized by the growth of many myxomas.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

myx·o·ma·to·sis

(mik'sō-mă-tō'sis)
1. Synonym(s): mucoid degeneration.
2. Multiple myxomas.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
With the newfound link between myxoma virus and chemokine receptors, smallpox now emerges as the best explanation for the continued widespread presence of CCR5 gene mutations, says McFadden.
Research into rabbit control continued -- the myxoma virus didn't solve the problem completely -- but the section was able to begin studies on native fauna.
They have inserted a gene into the myxoma virus which causes females to produce antibodies against their own eggs, blocking fertilisation.
The original Brazilian strain of myxoma virus killed more than 99% of rabbits when it was released into the field.
The concept of immuno-contraception began with the rabbit, when Dr Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe and Dr Steve Robbins proposed using the myxoma virus as a vector for synthetic vaccines that would sterilise infected rabbits.
Mosquitoes and rabbit fleas have spread the myxoma virus widely in Australian ecosystems, especially in arid areas; and the CRC researchers believe that a myxoma virus modified to contain a fertility control agent, as long as it creates a normal infection, will be similarly spread.
When the gene for the zone pellucida protein was engineered into a myxoma virus and injected into a rabbit, however, fertility was reduced by only 25%.
Distinct myxoma virus (MYXV) strains from South America and California have been identified; virulence of California MSW strain is higher than that of South America strains in European rabbits (3).
Virulence and pathogenesis of the MSW and MSD strains of Californian myxoma virus in European rabbits with genetic resistance to myxomatosis compared to rabbits with no genetic resistance.
A comparison of the virulence for European rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) of strains of myxoma virus recovered in the field in Australia, Europe and America.
Analysis of myxoma virus genome using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis.
I recall one such meeting in Frank's office where the director of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation had dropped by to bring up a new wrinkle in the use of myxoma virus for rabbit control across Australia.