Unique physicochemical properties of the occluded penaeid shrimp baculoviruses and their use in diagnosis of infections

R. B. Thurman, T. A. Bell, D. V. Lightner, S. Hazanow

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Abstract

Occlusion bodies in wet mounts of phloxine-stained tissue squashes and paraffin sections of penaeid shrimp infected with Baculovirus penaei and Penaeus monodon-type baculovirus fluoresced when viewed with an epifluorescent microscope. Inclusions of hepatopancreatic parvo-like virus, infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus, and Autographa californica nuclear polyhedrosis virus did not fluoresce. The use of phloxine stain (alone or as a component of an eosin preparation) and fluorescent microscopy may enhance detection of low-grade infections by these disease-causing agents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)128-131
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Aquatic Animal Health
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science

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