New disease records for hatchery-reared sturgeon. I. Expansion of frog virus 3 host range into Scaphirhynchus albus.

@article{Waltzek2014NewDR,
  title={New disease records for hatchery-reared sturgeon. I. Expansion of frog virus 3 host range into Scaphirhynchus albus.},
  author={Thomas B Waltzek and Debra Lee Miller and Matthew J Gray and Bruce Drecktrah and Jeffrey T. Briggler and Beth MacConnell and Crystal J. Hudson and Lacey Hopper and John A. Friary and Susan C Yun and Kirsten V Malm and Ernest Scott P Weber and Ronald P. Hedrick},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 3},
  pages={219-27}
}
In 2009, juvenile pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus, reared at the Blind Pony State Fish Hatchery (Missouri, USA) to replenish dwindling wild stocks, experienced mass mortality. Histological examination revealed extensive necrosis of the haematopoietic tissues, and a virus was isolated from affected organs in cell culture and then observed by electron microscopy. Experimental infection studies revealed that the virus is highly pathogenic to juvenile pallid sturgeon, one of several species of… CONTINUE READING
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