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1 June 2005 ISOLATION OF A RANAVIRUS FROM A GECKO (UROPLATUS FIMBRIATUS)
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A virus was isolated from the liver and stomach of a leaf-tailed gecko (Uroplatus fimbriatus) with granulomatous lesions on the tongue and hepatitis. The virus was identified as an iridovirus on the basis of morphology by electron microscopy, restriction endonuclease assay, and sequencing of a large portion of the major capsid protein gene. Comparative analysis revealed that this isolate is related to frog virus 3, the type species of the genus Ranavirus.

Rachel E. Marschang, Sabine Braun, and Paul Becher "ISOLATION OF A RANAVIRUS FROM A GECKO (UROPLATUS FIMBRIATUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 36(2), 295-300, (1 June 2005). https://doi.org/10.1638/04-008.1
Received: 13 January 2004; Published: 1 June 2005
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