Kate R Inendino

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Although iridoviruses vary widely within and among genera with respect to their host range and virulence, variation within iridovirus species has been less extensively characterized. This study explores the nature and extent of intraspecific variation within an emerging iridovirus of North American warm-water fishes, largemouth bass virus (LMBV). Three LMBV(More)
The mechanisms by which outbreeding depression leads to reduced fitness are poorly understood. We considered the hypothesis that outbreeding can depress fitness by increasing the susceptibility of hybrid individuals and populations to infectious disease. Competitive breeding trials in experimental ponds indicated that outbred largemouth bass ( Micropterus(More)
—Temperature is an environmental variable thought to influence the susceptibility of fish to infectious diseases. This study demonstrated that juvenile largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides that were experimentally infected with largemouth bass virus (LMBV; family Iridoviridae) experienced greater mortality at 308C than at 258C. Juvenile largemouth bass(More)
—Environmental stressors can predispose fish to mortality from infectious disease. This study examined the effects of two factors, water quality and physical crowding, on the responses of fish to viral infection. Juvenile largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides were experimentally inoculated with largemouth bass virus (LMBV), an emerging pathogen in the(More)
—Largemouth bass virus (LMBV; family Iridoviridae) has recently emerged as a causative agent in fish kills of largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides. Little is known about how the virus is transmitted or what factors predispose fish to mortality subsequent to infection. Concern has nevertheless arisen that activities related to recreational angling may(More)
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