DAO 79:153-156 (2008)  -  DOI: https://doi.org/10.3354/dao01898

Presence of Panulirus argus Virus 1 (PaV1) in juvenile spiny lobsters Panulirus argus from the Caribbean coast of Mexico

Juan Pablo Huchin-Mian1, Rossanna Rodríguez-Canul1,*, Efraín Arias-Bañuelos1, Raúl Simá-Álvarez1, Juan A. Pérez-Vega1, Patricia Briones-Fourzán2, Enrique Lozano-Álvarez2

1Laboratorio de Inmunología y Biología Molecular, Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Unidad Mérida, Km. 6 Antigua Carretera a Progreso, CORDEMEX, Mérida, Yucatán 97310, México
2 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Ciencias del Mar y Limnología, Unidad Académica Puerto Morelos, Ap. Postal 1152, Cancún, Quintana Roo 77500, México
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ABSTRACT: Macroscopic evidence, histological sections, transmission electron microscopy (TEM) evaluation, and PCR analyses of 25 apparently diseased juvenile spiny lobsters Panulirus argus from the reef lagoon of Puerto Morelos, Mexico, showed the presence of Panulirus argus Virus 1 (PaV1). Cowdry Type A intranuclear viral inclusions were observed in histological analyses, icosahedral viral particles were observed by TEM, and PCR using specific primers for PaV1 amplified a fragment of 499 bp. This is the first report of PaV1 infecting P. argus outside the Florida Keys, USA.


KEY WORDS: Spiny lobster · Panulirus argus · PaV1 · Cowdry Type A intranuclear inclusions


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Cite this article as: Huchin-Mian JP, Rodríguez-Canul R, Arias-Bañuelos E, Simá-Álvarez R, Pérez-Vega JA, Briones-Fourzán P, Lozano-Álvarez E (2008) Presence of Panulirus argus Virus 1 (PaV1) in juvenile spiny lobsters Panulirus argus from the Caribbean coast of Mexico. Dis Aquat Org 79:153-156. https://doi.org/10.3354/dao01898

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