Publications: Research reports and publications
Studies on ostreid herpes virus-1: A causal agent implicated in summer mortality in the oyster crassostrea gigas by PCR of archival histology specimens
The Dumont d'Urville International Mobility Fund has, for the last two years, supported joint New Zealand/French work on the ostreid herpes virus-1 (OsHV-1).
Details of the projected work are provided in Webb (2011). Full citations to this and any subsequent works mentioned here in the text [see full report] are cited in the current report under Section 5 Publication Intentions.
The project focused on the development of assays and the detection and characterisation of the ostreid herpes virus–1. End-point PCR and QPCR methods have been developed and employed to detect OsHV-1 infections in fresh and paraffin-embedded archival histology specimens of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas and other bivalve species. The specimens were from French mortality events with known involvement of OsHV-1 and oysters sampled from mortality events in New Zealand to which no cause has yet been ascribed.