Archives of Virology

, Volume 112, Issue 3–4, pp 271–275 | Cite as

Electron and immunoelectron microscopy of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV)

  • L. Valíček
  • B. Šmíd
  • L. Rodák
  • J. Kudrna
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Summary

Rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV) had a calicivirus-like structure and a diameter of 31.5–33.0 nm. Antigenic relationship between the investigated RHDV strain and the causal agent of RHD in China was demonstrated by immunoelectron microscopy.

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© Springer-Verlag 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Valíček
    • 1
  • B. Šmíd
    • 1
  • L. Rodák
    • 1
  • J. Kudrna
    • 1
  1. 1.Veterinary Research Institute BrnoCzechoslovakia

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