Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (511 KB)

Title: Ranavirus: past, present, and future

Author: Lesbarreres, D.; Balseiro, A.; Brunner, J.; Chinchar, V.G.; Duffus, A.; Kerby, J.; Miller, D.L.; Robert, J.; Schock, D.M.; Waltzek, T.; Gray, M.J.;

Date: 2011

Source: Biology Letters. 23 p

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: Emerging infectious diseases are a significant threat to global biodiversity. While historically overlooked, a group of iridoviruses in the genus Ranavirus has been responsible for die-offs in captive and wild amphibian, reptile and fish populations around the globe over the past two decades. In order to share contemporary information on ranaviruses and identify critical research directions, the First International Symposium on Ranaviruses was held in July 2011 in Minneapolis, MN, USA. Twenty-three scientists and veterinarians from nine countries examined the ecology and evolution of ranavirus-host interactions, potential reservoirs, transmission dynamics, as well as immunological and histopathological responses to infection. In addition, speakers discussed possible mechanisms for die-offs, and conservation strategies to control outbreaks.

Keywords: Global Ranavirus Consortium, Ranavirus, amphibians, Ambystoma tigrinum virus, frog virus 3

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Lesbarreres, D.; Balseiro, A.; Brunner,J.; Chinchar, V.G.; Duffus, A.; Kerby, J.; Miller, D.L.; Robert, J.; Schock, D.M.; Waltzek, T.; Gray, M.J. 2011. Ranavirus: past, present, and future. Biology Letters. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.0951. 23 p.

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.