Report of the Fifth International Symposium on Ranaviruses

Duffus, Amanda L.J., Ariel, Ellen, Subramanian, Kuttichantran, and Waltzek, Thomas B. (2020) Report of the Fifth International Symposium on Ranaviruses. Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 30 (4). pp. 194-197.

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Abstract

[Extract] Ranaviruses are globally significant pathogens of poikilothermic vertebrates (Duffus et al., 2015). The genus Ranavirus is one of six genera in the family Iridoviridae (subfamily Alphairidovirinae; Chinchar et al. 2017). They possess enveloped nucleocapsids with icosahedral symmetry that encapsidate the double-stranded DNA genome. Ranaviruses have been responsible for numerous disease episodes in both wild and managed populations of fish, amphibians, and reptiles, including endangered species (Duffus et al., 2015).

Item ID: 65186
Item Type: Article (Short Note)
ISSN: 1529-9651
Keywords: Ranaviruses, pathogens, poikilothermic vertebrates, Global Ranavirus Consortium, symposium
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2021 00:03
FoR Codes: 30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3009 Veterinary sciences > 300914 Veterinary virology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 18 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT > 1803 Fresh, ground and surface water systems and management > 180302 Control of pests, diseases and exotic species in fresh, ground and surface water @ 100%
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