Salmon Herpesvirus: OMV, Oncorhynchus Masou Virus

  • T. Kimura
  • M. Yoshimizu


Oncorhynchus masou virus (OMV) is a fish herpesvirus discovered from a population of landlocked masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) in Hokkaido, Japan. Members of the genus Oncorhynchus belong to the Pacific salmon and are mainly anadromous, but some small populations have been isolated and landlocked. This virus is pathogenic and more significantly oncogenic for the young masu salmon and several other salmonid fish. OMV is found to be widely distributed in the northern part of Japan.


Rainbow Trout Chum Salmon Coho Salmon Masu Salmon Salmonid Fish 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Kimura
    • 1
  • M. Yoshimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Microbiology Faculty of FisheriesHokkaido UniversityHakodate 041Japan

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