Detection and molecular characterization of Lymphocystivirus in Brazilian ornamental fish
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.
KeywordsLymphocystivirus Fish disease Molecular diagnostic
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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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All applicable institutional guidelines for the care and use of animals were followed (CEUA n° 6782040416).
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