The COMPLEXity in herpesvirus entry

Enveloped viruses have evolved diverse transmembrane proteins and protein complexes to enable host cell entry by regulating and activating membrane fusion in a target cell-specific manner. In general terms, the entry process requires a receptor binding step, an activation step and a membrane fusion step, which can be encoded within a single viral protein or … Continue reading The COMPLEXity in herpesvirus entry

Transmission of Ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant in seawater: Detection of viral DNA in seawater, filter retentates, filter membranes and sentinel Crassostrea gigas spat in upwellers

To understand the transmission of Ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant(s) (OsHV-1) in seawater, it is necessary to understand the temporal pattern of occurrence of the virus in seawater in relation to demonstrated infection events in oysters. The aims of the current study were: (1) to investigate the temporal sequence of detection of OsHV-1 in seawater and Crassostrea … Continue reading Transmission of Ostreid herpesvirus-1 microvariant in seawater: Detection of viral DNA in seawater, filter retentates, filter membranes and sentinel Crassostrea gigas spat in upwellers

Detection and distribution of ostreid herpesvirus 1 in experimentally infected Pacific oyster spat

High mortality rates are reported in spat and larvae of Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas and associated with ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1) detection in France. Although the viral infection has been experimentally reproduced in oyster larvae and spat, little knowledge is currently available concerning the viral entry and its distribution in organs and tissues. This study … Continue reading Detection and distribution of ostreid herpesvirus 1 in experimentally infected Pacific oyster spat

Seasonal dynamics and metagenomic characterization of marine viruses in Goseong Bay, Korea

Viruses are the most abundant biological entities in the oceans, and account for a significant amount of the genetic diversity of marine ecosystems. However, there is little detailed information about the biodiversity of viruses in marine environments. Rapid advances in metagenomics have enabled the identification of previously unknown marine viruses. We performed metagenomic profiling of … Continue reading Seasonal dynamics and metagenomic characterization of marine viruses in Goseong Bay, Korea

Detection of ostreid herpesvirus 1 microvariant DNA in aquatic invertebrate species, sediment and other samples collected from the Georges River estuary, New South Wales, Australia

Ostreid herpesvirus 1 microvariants (OsHV-1) present a serious threat to the Australian Crassostrea gigas industry. Of great concern is the propensity for mortality due to the virus recurring each season in farmed oysters. However, the source of the virus in recurrent outbreaks remains unclear. Reference strain ostreid herpesvirus 1 (OsHV-1 ref) and other related variants … Continue reading Detection of ostreid herpesvirus 1 microvariant DNA in aquatic invertebrate species, sediment and other samples collected from the Georges River estuary, New South Wales, Australia

Viruses infecting marine molluscs

Although a wide range of viruses have been reported in marine molluscs, most of these reports rely on ultrastructural examination and few of these viruses have been fully characterized. The lack of marine mollusc cell lines restricts virus isolation capacities and subsequent characterization works. Our current knowledge is mostly restricted to viruses affecting farmed species … Continue reading Viruses infecting marine molluscs