Oyster virus may cause devastating results for Tasmania

Oyster supplies in Tasmania are being threatened by a viral disease, which is concerning to producers ahead of the Christmas period. The concern in the sector stems from the fact that the virus causing Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS), which is harmless to humans, weakens oysters and makes them lose their ability to close their … Continue reading Oyster virus may cause devastating results for Tasmania

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Comparative study of three C1q domain containing proteins from pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas

C1q domain containing proteins (C1qDCs) are a family of proteins containing a globular head C1q domain (ghC1q) in C-terminus, which serve as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) and mediate a series of immune responses. In the present study, three C1qDC proteins from pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas (CgC1qDC-2, CgC1qDC-3, CgC1qDC-4) were characterized and comparatively investigated to understand … Continue reading Comparative study of three C1q domain containing proteins from pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas

Manual of diagnostic tests for aquatic animals

Valid laboratory results are essential for Aquatic Animal Health Services to implement a range of programmes for diagnosis, surveillance and trade. This Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (Aquatic Manual) supports Aquatic Animal Health Services to provide effective laboratory testing for pathogenic agents that may adversely affect aquatic animals. (...) The World Organisation for Animal Health … Continue reading Manual of diagnostic tests for aquatic animals

Haemocytes from Crassostrea gigas and OsHV-1: A promising in vitro system to study host/virus interactions

Since 2008, mass mortality outbreaks associated with the detection of particular variants of OsHV-1 have been reported in Crassostrea gigas spat and juveniles in several countries. Recent studies have reported information on viral replication during experimental infection. Viral DNA and RNA were also detected in the haemolymph and haemocytes suggesting that the virus could circulate … Continue reading Haemocytes from Crassostrea gigas and OsHV-1: A promising in vitro system to study host/virus interactions

Oyster RNA-seq data support the development of Malacoherpesviridae genomics

The family of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) Malacoherpesviridae includes viruses able to infect marine mollusks and detrimental for worldwide aquaculture production. Due to fast-occurring mortality and a lack of permissive cell lines, the available data on the few known Malacoherpesviridae provide only partial support for the study of molecular virus features, life cycle, and evolutionary history. … Continue reading Oyster RNA-seq data support the development of Malacoherpesviridae genomics

A novel monoclonal Perkinsus chesapeaki in vitro isolate from an Australian cockle, Anadara trapezia

A monoclonal Perkinsus chesapeaki isolate was established from 1 of 10 infected Australian Anadara trapezia cockles. Morphological features were similar to those of described P. chesapeaki isolates, and also included a unique vermiform schizont cell-type. Perkinsus olseni-specific PCR primers amplified DNAs from all 10 cockles. Perkinsus chesapeaki-specific primers also amplified DNAs from 4/10 cockles, including … Continue reading A novel monoclonal Perkinsus chesapeaki in vitro isolate from an Australian cockle, Anadara trapezia

The interaction between algal viruses and the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) in experiments

The utilization (possible assimilation and concentration in organs) of 99% of algal viruses from the water by the Black Sea mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis was confirmed experimentally. This index depends on the duration of the experiment, the complexity of the morphology of the virus, the age (size) of the mussels, and the presence of a nonindicatory … Continue reading The interaction between algal viruses and the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis Lamarck, 1819 (Bivalvia: Mytilidae) in experiments