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DAO 21:109-113 (1995)  -  doi:10.3354/dao021109

Formation and disintegration of virions in lymphocystis cells of plaice Pleuronectes platessa

Peters N, Schmidt W

ABSTRACT: In lymphocystis cells of plaice, conspicuous anomalies occur during virus propagation. Ball-shaped masses of capsid material are frequently deposited within the viral inclusion body. Newly formed virions may later undergo disintegration. Membrane-bound club-shaped bodies with a partially crystalline content are observed which are possibly of lysosomal character and might play a role in the disintegration of virions.

KEY WORDS: Lymphocystis . Virion disintegration . Pleuronectes platessa

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