The Old and the New on Viral Diseases in Sturgeon

Davide Mugetti, Paolo Pastorino, Vasco Menconi, Claudio Pedron, Marino Prearo
2020 Pathogens  
Although sturgeon production by aquaculture has increased worldwide, a major factor limiting its expansion are infectious diseases, although few data about viral diseases are available however. This review provides a rapid overview of viral agents detected and described to date. Following a general introduction on viral diseases are four sections arranged by virus classification: sturgeon nucleocytoplasmic large DNA viruses, herpesviruses, white sturgeon adenovirus 1, and other viruses.
more » ... er viruses. Molecular diagnosis is currently the best tool to detect viral diseases, since cell culture isolation is not yet applicable for the detection of most sturgeon viruses.
doi:10.3390/pathogens9020146 pmid:32098100 fatcat:secr5spgsfcu7pnkqsribngagm