Survival of largemouth bass iridovirus in frozen fish

J. A. Plumb, D. Zilberg

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Juvenile largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides were infected with largemouth bass iridovirus by injection and frozen at –10°C, and the visceral organs and tissues (liver, kidney, spleen, gonads, swim bladder, and muscle) of individual fish were periodically assayed for virus for 155 d postfreezing. The virus was isolated from 35 of 39 (89.7%) of the frozen fish. However, virus loss occurred more rapidly in fish that were dead when frozen than in fish that were alive when frozen. Overall, largemouth bass iridovirus was stable in frozen tissue when the fish were fresh upon freezing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-96
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Aquatic Animal Health
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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  • Aquatic Science


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