Identification of identification of Hepatopancreatic Parvo-like Virus (HPV) in cultured Penaeus semisulcatus from the Islamic Republic of Iran



During the period from August 1997 to March 1998, two thousand samples of cultured Penaeus semisulcatus postlarvae and subadults were collected from five hatcheries and 20 growout farms distributed in three provinces along the costs of Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea. Based on growth signs, LM and TEM histopathology, Hepatopancreatic Parvo-like Virus (HPV) were identified from the samples. The HPV particles most often appeared in spherical, but occasionally in angular forms. The particles in hepatopancreatocyte sections, averaged 22-24nm in diameter.