Properties of iridoviruses from ornamental fish.

  title={Properties of iridoviruses from ornamental fish.},
  author={Ronald P. Hedrick and Terry S. McDowell},
  journal={Veterinary research},
  volume={26 5-6},
An iridovirus from 2 species of freshwater tropical imported fish was examined for its antigenic and biochemical properties and virulence for 3 species of food fish. The virus was found in both guppy (Poecilia reticulata) and doctor fish (Labroides dimidatus). The virus replicated in numerous fish cell lines including BF-2, CCO and EPC. Virus titers reached 10(8) TCID50/ml in each cell line. The virions had similar size and morphology to those previously reported to cause systemic infections… CONTINUE READING

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