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Characterization of regionally associated Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in bobcats (Lynx rufus)


Lagana, DM and Lee, JS and Lewis, JS and Bevins, SN and Carver, S and Sweanor, LL and McBride, R and McBride, C and Crooks, KR and VandeWoude, S, Characterization of regionally associated Feline Immunodeficiency Virus (FIV) in bobcats (Lynx rufus), Journal of Wildlife Diseases, 49, (3) pp. 718-722. ISSN 0090-3558 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.7589/2012-10-243


Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) classically infects felid species with highly divergent species-specific FIVs. However, re- cent studies have detected an FIV strain infecting both bobcats (Lynx rufus) and pumas (Puma concolor) in California and Florida. To further investigate this observation, we evaluated FIV from bobcats in Florida (n = 25) and Colorado (n = 80) between 2008 and 2011. Partial viral sequences from five Florida bobcats cluster with previously published sequences from Florida panthers. We did not detect FIV in Colorado bobcats.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:bobcat (Lynx rufus), feline immunodeficiency virus, Lentivirus, puma (Puma concolor), viral evolution
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Host-parasite interactions
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Carver, S (Dr Scott Carver)
ID Code:86173
Year Published:2013
Web of Science® Times Cited:8
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2013-08-28
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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