Ranavirus in wild edible frogs Pelophylax kl. esculentus in Denmark

Ariel, Ellen, Kielgast, Jos, Svart, Hans Erik, Larsen, Knud, Tapiovaara, Hannele, Jensen, Britt Bang, and Holopainen, Riikka (2009) Ranavirus in wild edible frogs Pelophylax kl. esculentus in Denmark. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 85 (1). pp. 7-14.

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Abstract

A survey for the amphibian pathogens ranavirus and Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd) was conducted in Denmark during August and September 2008. The public was encouraged via the media to register unusual mortalities in a web-based survey. All members of the public that registered cases were interviewed by phone and 10 cases were examined on suspicion of disease-induced mortality. All samples were negative for Bd. Ranavirus was isolated from 2 samples of recently dead frogs collected during a mass mortality event in an artificial pond near Slagelse, Denmark. The identity of the virus was confirmed by immunofluorescent antibody test. Sequencing of the major capsid protein gene showed the isolate had more than 97.3% nucleotide homology to 6 other ranaviruses.

Item ID: 10637
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: ranavirus; Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis; Rana kl. esculenta; Pelophylax kl. esculentus; amphibian declines; survey; frogs; amphibians ans
ISSN: 1616-1580
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 01:55
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070712 Veterinary Virology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
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