Experimental infections of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas using the Australian OsHV-1 μVar strain

Abstract

In Australia the spread of the Ostreid herpesvirus OsHV-1 microvariant (OsHV-1 μVar) threatens the Pacific oyster industry. There was an urgent need to develop an experimental infection model in order to study the pathogenesis of the virus in controlled laboratory conditions. The present study constitutes the first attempt to use archived frozen oysters as… (More)

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