A Virus-like disease of chinook salmon

Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
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Consideration is given to a recurring disease of early feeding chinook salmon fingerlings at the Coleman, California, Federal Fish Cultural Station. The infection becomes manifest in the early spring months at low water temperatures and abates as the water temperature rises. Bacteriological studies have failed to yield the presence of a disease agent, either by cultural or staining procedures. The disease has been successfully transmitted from infected fish to healthy fish by the injection of bacteria-free filtrates prepared from diseased fish tissue. The causative agent is therefore believed to be a virus-like entity.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title A Virus-like disease of chinook salmon
Series title Transactions of the American Fisheries Society
DOI 10.1577/1548-8659(1960)89[160:AVDOCS]2.0.CO;2
Volume 89
Issue 2
Year Published 1960
Language English
Publisher American Fisheries Society
Contributing office(s) Western Fisheries Research Center
Description 4 p.
First page 160
Last page 163
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