Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) papillomaviruses: vaccine antigen candidates and screening test development.

@article{Rehtanz2009BottlenoseD,
  title={Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) papillomaviruses: vaccine antigen candidates and screening test development.},
  author={Manuela Rehtanz and Gregory D. Bossart and Bethany M Doescher and Annabel Rector and Marc van Ranst and Patricia A Fair and Alfred Bennett Jenson and Shin-je Ghim},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={133 1-2},
  pages={43-53}
}
Papillomaviruses (PVs) have been shown as being the etiologic agents of various benign and malignant tumours in many vertebrate species. In dolphins and porpoises, a high prevalence of orogenital tumours has recently been documented with at least four distinct novel species-specific PV types detected in such lesions. Therefore, we generated the immunological reagents to establish a serological screening test to determine the prevalence of PV infection in Atlantic bottlenose dolphins [(Tursiops… CONTINUE READING