myxo


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myxo

(ˈmɪksəʊ)
n
(Veterinary Science) slang Austral short for myxomatosis
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Of the 1.3million pet rabbits in the UK, 75 per cent are still not vaccinated against killers such as myxo matosis and rabbit haemorrhagic disease.
It was classified as viruses of human influenza or AH1N1, "belonging to the family Orthomyxoviridae (Ortho: true; myxo: mucus, indicating the ability of this agent to bind to that substance) (4), and is characterized by its easy transmission from person to person (5), and its high fatality rate, which represented a major challenge for health authorities to try to control it (6).
Differential inhibitory effects of sulphated polysaccharides and polymers on the replication of various myxo viruses and retroviruses depending on the composition of the target amino acid sequences of the viral envelope glycoproteins.