Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
|Scopus||Web of Science®||Altmetric|
|Title:||Detection and identification of a Gammaherpesvirus in Antechinus spp. in Australia|
|Citation:||Journal of wildlife diseases, 2014; 50(2):334-339|
|Publisher:||Wildlife Disease Association|
|Jemima Amery-Gale, Paola K. Vaz, Pam Whiteley, Liliana Tatarczuch, David A. Taggart, Jenny A. Charles, David Schultz, Nino P. Ficorilli, Joanne M. Devlin, and Colin R. Wilks|
|Abstract:||We detected herpesvirus infection in a male yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) and male agile antechinus (Antechinus agilis) during the period of postmating male antechinus immunosuppression and mortality. Histopathologic examination of tissues revealed lesions consistent with herpesvirus infection in the prostate of both animals. Herpesvirus virions were observed by transmission electron microscopy in the prostate tissue collected from the male yellow-footed antechinus. Herpesvirus DNA was detected in prostate, liver, lung, kidney, spleen, and ocular/nasal tissues using a pan-herpesvirus PCR targeting the viral DNA polymerase. Nucleotide sequencing identified a novel herpesvirus from the Gammaherpesvirinae subfamily that we have tentatively designated dasyurid herpesvirus 1 (DaHV-1).|
|Keywords:||Animals; Marsupialia; Gammaherpesvirinae; Herpesviridae Infections; Viral Proteins; Phylogeny; Amino Acid Sequence; Molecular Sequence Data; Australia; Male|
|Rights:||© Wildlife Disease Association 2014|
|Appears in Collections:||Ecology, Evolution and Landscape Science publications|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.