A SURVEY OF VIRAL HAEMORRHAGIC SEPTICAEMIA VIRUS IN CULTURED SEA BASS AND ITS VIRULENCE ON JUVENILES OF SEA BASS, DICENTRARCHUS LABRAX (ACTINOPTERYGII: PERCIFORMES: MORONIDAE) AND GILTHEAD SEA BREAM, SPARUS AURATA (SPARIDAE)


Ogut H. , ALTUNTAŞ C.

ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA, vol.44, no.1, pp.9-14, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.3750/aip2014.44.1.02
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ICHTHYOLOGICA ET PISCATORIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.9-14

Abstract

Background. Turkey is one of the major European seed producers of European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758), and gilthead sea bream Sparus aurata Linnaeus, 1758. Determination of susceptibility to viral haemorrhagic septicaemia (VHS), a notifiable disease in Europe, is crucial particularly for sea bass and sea bream seed production to develop control measures and to take necessary actions in case of a VHS outbreak. We hypothesized that VHS virus does not replicate at 16 degrees C and above-the temperature range typical for hatcheries in the Aegean region.