Properties of a Virus Isolated from the Bi-Valve Mollusc Tellina tenuis (Da Costa)

  • Barry J. Hill


A virus has been isolated from the marine bi-valve mollusc Tellina tennis with a disease of the digestive gland. The virus shows a strong morphological resemblance to the fish pathogen infectious pancreatic necrosis virus (IPN) but there is no cross-neutralization activity between the two. Fluorescent antibody tests, however, have revealed an antigenic relationship between Tellina virus and IPN virus. The Tellina virus which has a growth temperature optimum near 15°C is resistant to lipid solvents, is stable at pH 3, storage at −20°C in 50% glycerol, stable at −20°C and −70°C in the frozen state and has RNA as its nucleic acid. The isolated virus infects Tellina tennis and also the Japanese oyster (Crassostrea gigas).


Digestive Gland Infectious Pancreatic Necrosis Virus Antigenic Relationship Solvent Ether Salmon Embryo 
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Ein Virus ist von der marinen Plattmuschel Tellina tennis mit einer Erkrankung der Darmdrüne isoliert worden. Das Virus ähnelt morphologisch dem fischpathogenen Virus der infektiösen Pankreasnekrose (IPN), es gibt keine Kreuzneutralisation zwischen beiden Viren. In Fluoreszenz-Antikörpertesten jedoch ließ sich eine Antigenverwandtschaft zwischen Tellina-Virus und IPN Virus nachweisen.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barry J. Hill
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  1. 1.Fish Diseases LaboratoryWeymouth, Dorset, G.B.England

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