Virus-like particles in pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera

Virus-like particles were detected in granulomas associated with focal necrosis within the adductor muscle of the pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera from French Polynesia. About 40 nm in size, the se particles were generally found within cytoplasmic vesic1es inside heavily degenerated granulocytes. More studies are required to further characterize them.

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Comps Michel, Herbaut C, Fougerouse Angelique (1999). Virus-like particles in pearl oyster Pinctada margaritifera. Bulletin Of The European Association Of Fish Pathologists. 19 (2). 85-88.

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