Monodon baculovirus from Australia: Ultrastructural observations

Vickers, J. E., Webb, R. and Young, P. R. (2000) Monodon baculovirus from Australia: Ultrastructural observations. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 39 3: 169-176. doi:10.3354/dao039169

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Author Vickers, J. E.
Webb, R.
Young, P. R.
Title Monodon baculovirus from Australia: Ultrastructural observations
Journal name Diseases of Aquatic Organisms   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0177-5103
Publication date 2000
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3354/dao039169
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 39
Issue 3
Start page 169
End page 176
Total pages 8
Place of publication Oldendorf Germany
Publisher Inter-Research
Collection year 2000
Language eng
Subject C1
780105 Biological sciences
270303 Virology
300703 Aquaculture
Abstract The cytopathology, virogenesis and replication of monodon baculovirus (MBV) in Penaeus monodon from Australia are described. Electron-dense unenveloped nucleocapsids, not previously described for MBV, are shown in the cytoplasm and attached to the nuclear envelope of infected hepatopancreatocytes. These nucleocapsids comprise a missing link in the published literature on the replication cycle of MBV by providing evidence for the means by which the viral genome travels from the plasma membrane of the hepatopancreatocyte to the nucleus. Features similar to those of MBV from other areas, but not previously reported for MBV from Australia include empty capsids attached to the nuclear pore, central filaments in developing capsids, capsids partly filled with nucleic acid, and filaments in subapical envelope expansions. A model for virogenesis and replication is illustrated which takes into account the new observations as well as previously described ultrastructural characteristics of the developing viral particle.
Keyword Fisheries
Veterinary Sciences
Australian Mbv
Viral Replication Cycle
Electron Microscopy
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis Publications
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