Virus particles in an internal parasite, Portunion conformis (Crustacea: Isopoda: Entoniscidae), and its marine crab host, Hemigrapsus oregonensis

A. M. Kuris, G. O. Poinar, R. Hess, T. J. Morris

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Abstract

Based on morphological evidence and preliminary physicochemical data, we report the first picornavirus from crustacean hosts. The viral particles are widespread in the tissues of an isopodan parasitic castrator, Portunion conformis, and its shore crab host, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, collected in San Francisco Bay, California. Less frequently, infected cells of the parasitic isopod also contain larger viral particles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1979

Keywords

  • Hemigrapsus oregonensis
  • Isopod
  • Portunion conformis
  • crab
  • picornavirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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