A herpes-like virus in king crabs: Characterization and transmission under laboratory conditions.

@article{Ryazanova2015AHV,
  title={A herpes-like virus in king crabs: Characterization and transmission under laboratory conditions.},
  author={Tatyana Ryazanova and Marina G. Eliseikina and Ismail M Kalabekov and Nelly A. Odintsova},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2015},
  volume={127},
  pages={21-31}
}
A herpes-like virus was found infecting the antennal gland and bladder epithelium in the blue king crab Paralithodes platypus from the eastern area of the Sea of Okhotsk. Electron microscopic analysis of antennal gland samples from blue king crabs with histologically confirmed signs of disease revealed virus particles, which were mostly hexagonal in shape and located primarily in the nucleus; these particles were rarely observed in the cytoplasm of infected cells. Most virus particles ranged in… CONTINUE READING