In situ detection of Australian gill-associated virus with a yellow head virus gene probe

Feng-Jyu Tang-Nelson, Kirsten M. Spann, Leigh Owens, Donald V Lightner

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A digoxigenin-labeled gene probe for yellow head virus (YHV) was used to detect gill-associated virus (GAV) in Penaeus monodon from Australia via in situ hybridization. In GAV-infected shrimp, positively reacting tissues included: lymphoid organ, gills, antennal gland, and cuticular epithelium of the stomach. This demonstrates that a YHV probe can be used as a diagnostic tool for GAV and supports previous suggestions that these two viruses are closely related.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 28 2002



  • Gill-associated virus
  • In situ hybridization
  • Yellow head virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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