lymphocystis


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lymphocystis

viral (iridovirus) disease of marine finfish characterized by multiple creamy-white nodules on the skin and fins. Self-cure occurs. The nodules are benign external growths composed of hypertrophied dermal fibroblasts.
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All damage codes had similar recovery rates, except for the slightly lower recovery rates for those fish with net marks (5% recovered) and those showing evidence of lymphocystis (3% recovered).
Furthermore, the lymphocystis disease virus, which infects the Japanese flounders Paralichthys olivaceus only replicated in its host when water temperature was around 20[degrees]C (Kitamura et al.
Seasonal prevalence of lymphocystis disease virus and aquabirnavirus in Japanese flounder, Paralichthys olivaceus and blue mussel, Mytilus galloprovincialis.