Global distribution of Chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus among clinically healthy sea turtles

@inproceedings{AlfaroNez2014GlobalDO,
  title={Global distribution of Chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus among clinically healthy sea turtles},
  author={Alonzo Alfaro-N{\'u}{\~n}ez and Mads Frost Bertelsen and Anders Miki Bojesen and Isabel Rasmussen and Lisandra Zepeda-Mendoza and Morten Tange Olsen and Marcus Thomas Pius Gilbert},
  booktitle={BMC Evolutionary Biology},
  year={2014}
}
Fibropapillomatosis (FP) is a neoplastic disease characterized by cutaneous tumours that has been documented to infect all sea turtle species. Chelonid fibropapilloma-associated herpesvirus (CFPHV) is believed to be the aetiological agent of FP, based principally on consistent PCR-based detection of herpesvirus DNA sequences from FP tumours. We used a recently described PCR-based assay that targets 3 conserved CFPHV genes, to survey 208 green turtles (Chelonia mydas). This included both FP… CONTINUE READING