||Advances in Tropical Aquaculture, Workshop at Tahiti, French Polynesia, 20 Feb - 4 Mar 1989
||Actes de colloques Ifremer, Tahiti, French Polynesia, 20 Feb - 4 Mar 1989, n°9, chap. 18, pp.183
||Tropical environment, Fish diseases, Fish culture
||It is over 30 years since the development of fish tissue cultures led to the first confirmation of a viral infection in fish. Since that time, tissue cultures and, more usually, monolayer cell cultures, have been developed from a large number of fish species and have enabled the isolation from a large number of fish species and have enabled the isolation and study of 30 or so viral infections of fish, predominantly those of freshwater, catadromous and anadromous species, and particularly temperate species in the northern hemisphere. However, evidence for numerous other viral infections in fish has also been obtained without successful virus isolation through the visualisation of virus particles by electron microscopy or through experimental transmission of the disease using ultra-filtrates of infected tissues.