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Title: Herpesvirus: An emerging threat to marine turtles
Authors: Rao, B M
Sudhan, C
Kumari, R
Bedekar, M K
Keywords: Environment;Fibropapillomatosis;Green turtle;Herpesvirus;Marine turtles
Issue Date: Apr-2020
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Marine turtles are long-living reptiles that have a complex lifestyle. They have their attendance all over the globe. The survival of turtles became pathetic due to various activities of human development exercises. Now, on the other hand, emerging diseases came to the platform. Disease indications are alarmingly high in the coastal belts where human activities are higher. Herpesviridae family members are the topmost pathogenic agents that are disturbing the survival of these long-living animals. There are a total of five herpesviruses that are associated with diseases in sea turtles. Fibropapillomatosis is a catastrophic disease caused by herpesviruses, leading to characteristic tumors over the smooth surfaces of the body. Disease had turned out to be an upcoming invader for the marine turtle’s community. The occurrence and hurting potential of the disease depends upon several environmental factors. The current paper provides an evidence of how a simple disease had changed to the burning issue by the influence of adulterated environment during evolution; and a broad overview, clinical marks, and histological studies of remaining reported diseases of herpesvirus in sea turtles.
Page(s): 517-526
ISSN: 0975-1033 (Online); 0379-5136 (Print)
Appears in Collections:IJMS Vol.49(04) [April 2020]

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