Translator Disclaimer
1 April 2014 Detection and Identification of a Gammaherpesvirus in Antechinus spp. in Australia
Author Affiliations +
Abstract

We detected herpesvirus infection in a male yellow-footed antechinus (Antechinus flavipes) and male agile antechinus (Antechinus agilis) during the period of postmating male antechinus immunosuppression and mortality. Histopathologic examination of tissues revealed lesions consistent with herpesvirus infection in the prostate of both animals. Herpesvirus virions were observed by transmission electron microscopy in the prostate tissue collected from the male yellow-footed antechinus. Herpesvirus DNA was detected in prostate, liver, lung, kidney, spleen, and ocular/nasal tissues using a pan-herpesvirus PCR targeting the viral DNA polymerase. Nucleotide sequencing identified a novel herpesvirus from the Gammaherpesvirinae subfamily that we have tentatively designated dasyurid herpesvirus 1 (DaHV-1).

Wildlife Disease Association 2014
Jemima Amery-Gale, Paola K. Vaz, Pam Whiteley, Liliana Tatarczuch, David A. Taggart, Jenny A. Charles, David Schultz, Nino P. Ficorilli, Joanne M. Devlin, and Colin R. Wilks "Detection and Identification of a Gammaherpesvirus in Antechinus spp. in Australia," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 50(2), 334-339, (1 April 2014). https://doi.org/10.7589/2013-07-165
Received: 15 July 2013; Accepted: 1 September 2013; Published: 1 April 2014
JOURNAL ARTICLE
6 PAGES


SHARE
ARTICLE IMPACT
RIGHTS & PERMISSIONS
Get copyright permission
Back to Top