Infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in experimentally challenged Atlantic cod ( Gadus morhua )

Infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in experimentally challenged Atlantic cod ( Gadus morhua ) Juvenile Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua , (6 g) were challenged with infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) either by intraperitoneal (i.p.) injection or by cohabitation with ISA-diseased Atlantic salmon ( Salmo salar ). Samplings of cod were performed over a period of 45 days and various tissue samples were collected. The presence of ISAV RNA (segment 8) in samples was assessed by both conventional RT-PCR and a competitive quantitative real-time RT-PCR. In the i.p.-challenged group, ISAV RNA was detected in fish from all samplings, i.e. at days 7, 15, 21, 30 and 45 post-challenge. At day 7 post-challenge, all individual fish were positive, and so were the vast majority of individual tissue samples. At later samplings, the fraction of positive brain samples remained high (∼75%). In contrast, the positive fraction of other tissues/organs declined during the experiment. Analysis of positive brain samples by a quantitative real-time RT-PCR analysis showed that the level of ISAV RNA increased significantly (∼20 times) between days 7 and 30 post-challenge and remained high at day 45, indicating that a replication of ISAV had taken place. ISAV RNA was not detected in any control or cohabitation-challenged fish. No abnormal behaviour, clinical disease or, most notably, mortality was observed in any of the challenge or control groups. Archives of Virology Springer Journals

Infectious salmon anaemia virus (ISAV) in experimentally challenged Atlantic cod ( Gadus morhua )

Loading next page...
Copyright © 2007 by Springer-Verlag
Biomedicine; Virology; Medical Microbiology; Infectious Diseases
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site


You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial