Baculovirus of Metapenaeus bennettae from the Moreton Bay region of Australia

KM Spann, RJG Lester
1996 Diseases of Aquatic Organisms  
Adult Metapenaeus bennettae shrimp, trawled from Moreton Bay, Australia, were found Infected with a baculovirus which resembled Monodon Baculovirus (MBV) in its ultrastructure and h~stological appearance. It differed in that infected material gave negative results with an in situ hybridization test using a DNA probe for MBV, and Penaeus monodon postlarvae, experimentally exposed to the virus, faded to become infected. This new baculovirus, designate MbSNPV or Bennettae Baculovirus (BBV), 1s thc
more » ... first virus reported from a Metapenaeus spp. taken from the wild. KEY WORDS: Bennettae Baculovirus (BBV) . MbSNPV Morphology DNA probe O lnter-Research 1996 Resale of full artlcle not permitted
doi:10.3354/dao027053 fatcat:qx5wsdvvmbabralpcpa75fepju