Detection of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas.

@article{VzquezBoucard2010DetectionOW,
  title={Detection of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas.},
  author={Celia V{\'a}zquez-Boucard and P{\'i}ndaro {\'A}lvarez-Ruiz and Cristina Escobedo-Fregoso and Gerardo Alfonso Anguiano-Vega and Ma de Jes{\'u}s Dur{\'a}n-Avelar and Vania Serrano Pinto and C{\'e}sar Marcial Escobedo-Bonilla},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={245-7}
}
Oysters Crassostrea gigas were placed at water supply canals of three shrimp farms in Guasave, Mexico where WSSV outbreaks occur. Animals were sampled through April-August and September-December to detect WSSV DNA. By using three different PCR protocols, only oysters from a farm undergoing a WSSV outbreak were found WSSV-positive in gills and digestive gland. Two WSSV amplicons were sequenced and they corresponded over 99% to WSSV genome segments. Results showed that oysters can capture WSSV… CONTINUE READING