New world origin of canine distemper: Interdisciplinary insights.


Department of Pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, 30602-7388, USA. Electronic address: [Email]


Canine distemper virus (CDV), human measles virus (HMV), and rinderpest virus (RPV) of cattle are morbilliviruses that have caused devastating outbreaks for centuries. This paper seeks to reconstruct the evolutionary history of CDV.


Canine distemper,Codon usage bias,History of disease,Human measles virus,Morbilliviral evolution,Rinderpest virus,

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