Association of herpesvirus with fibropapillomatosis of the green turtle Chelonia mydas and the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in Florida.

@article{Lackovich1999AssociationOH,
  title={Association of herpesvirus with fibropapillomatosis of the green turtle Chelonia mydas and the loggerhead turtle Caretta caretta in Florida.},
  author={J K Lackovich and Dale R Brown and Bruce L. Homer and Russ Garber and Douglas R Mader and Roberto Moretti and Andrew D. Patterson and Lawrence H Herbst and Jorge Or{\'o}s and Elliott R. Jacobson and Sylvie Curry and Paul A. Klein},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={89-97}
}
Sea turtle fibropapillomatosis (FP) is a disease marked by proliferation of benign but debilitating cutaneous fibropapillomas and occasional visceral fibromas. Transmission experiments have implicated a chloroform-sensitive transforming agent present in filtered cell-free tumor homogenates in the etiology of FP. In this study, consensus primer PCR methodology was used to test the association of a chelonian herpesvirus with fibropapillomatosis. Fibropapilloma and skin samples were obtained from… CONTINUE READING

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