Characterization of hepatopancreatic parvo-like virus, a second unusual parvovirus pathogenic for penaeid shrimps

J. R. Bonami, J. Mari, B. T. Poulos, D. V. Lightner

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Abstract

The hepatopancreatic parvo-like virus (HPV) of penaeid shrimp was extracted from infected shrimp tissues, purified and subsequently characterized. The viral particles, icosahedral in shape, are 22 nm in diameter and possess a buoyant density of 1.41 g/ml. They contain ssDNA, of approximately 5 kb in size which encodes a single polypeptide of 54 kDa. On the basis of its general characteristics this pathogenic agent belongs to the Parvoviridae family, but because of two unusual characteristics (capsid protein formed with a single polypeptide and genome structure more closely related to the autonomous parvoviruses rather than the densoviruses), it seems to constitute a novel group in the Parvoviridae family.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)813-817
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of General Virology
Volume76
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995

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  • Virology

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