Seroepidemiological studies of herpesvirus-associated diseases of marine turtles: Fibropapillomatosis and lung-eye-trachea disease

Klein, Paul A. and Jacobson, Elliott (2001) Seroepidemiological studies of herpesvirus-associated diseases of marine turtles: Fibropapillomatosis and lung-eye-trachea disease. Gainesville, FL, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida,

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Abstract

We have developed immunological tests that can identify marine turtles in Florida (green and loggerhead) that have been exposed to the LETV herpesvirus. The seroepidemiological data collected provides critical evidence about the relationship between infection with the FP-associated herpesvirus and the LETV herpesvirus. The data supports the hypothesis that LETV and FPHV infections are independent infections of marine turtles. The data shows that wild green turtles in Florida are exposed to the LETD-associated herpesvirus, which is the first description ofLETV infection in free-ranging marine turtles. To our knowledge, the antigenic proteins identified in this study are not only the first proteins from a reptilian herpesvirus to be cloned and expressed, but they represent the first reptilian herpesvirus proteins to be identified as immunogenic in their host species. (16 page document)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Seroepidemiological studies of herpesvirus-associated diseases of marine turtles: Fibropapillomatosis and lung-eye-trachea disease
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Klein, Paul A.
Jacobson, Elliott
Date: 2001
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Projects: Research Work Order no. 213
Issuing Agency: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Additional Information: Project status report.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green turtle; Chelonia mydas; fibropapillomatosis; diseases; Florida; loggerhead turtle; Caretta caretta; marine turtle, lung-eye-trachea disease, herpesviruses seroepidemiology, recombinant-viral antigens, ELISA
Subjects: Health
Biology
Item ID: 1089
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 01 May 2008 17:55
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:10
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1089

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