Detection and molecular characterization of Lymphocystivirus in Brazilian ornamental fish

  • Samara Rita de Lucca MaganhaEmail author
  • Pedro Henrique Magalhães Cardoso
  • Simone de Carvalho Balian
  • Sabrina Ribeiro de Almeida-Queiroz
  • Andrezza Maria Fernandes
  • Ricardo Luiz Moro de Sousa
Bacterial, Fungal and Virus Molecular Biology - Short Communication


The aim of this study is to report the occurrence of Lymphocystivirus in Brazilian ornamental fish. From 25 ornamental fish species submitted for molecular diagnosis, only one sample (Pomacanthus imperator) was positive, and its viral nucleotide sequence obtained clustered with sequences of genotype VII. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the genetic characterization of Lymphocystivirus in Brazil.


Lymphocystivirus Fish disease Molecular diagnostic 


Funding information

This research was supported by Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo (FAPESP, No. 2014/04327-7 and No. 2012/08846-3).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All applicable institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed (CEUA n° 6782040416).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Samara Rita de Lucca Maganha
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pedro Henrique Magalhães Cardoso
    • 2
  • Simone de Carvalho Balian
    • 2
  • Sabrina Ribeiro de Almeida-Queiroz
    • 1
  • Andrezza Maria Fernandes
    • 1
  • Ricardo Luiz Moro de Sousa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary Medicine, Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de AlimentosUniversidade de São PauloPirassunungaBrazil
  2. 2.Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária e ZootecniaUniversidade de São PauloSao PauloBrazil

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