Persistence of caliciviruses in artificially contaminated oysters during depuration

You Ueki, Mika Shoji, Atsushi Suto, Toru Tanabe, Yoko Okimura, Yoshihiko Kikuchi, Noriyuki Saito, Daisuke Sano, Tatsuo Omura

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The fate of calicivirus in oysters in a 10-day depuration was assessed. The norovirus gene was persistently detected from artificially contaminated oysters during the depuration, whereas feline calicivirus in oysters was promptly eliminated. The prolonged observation of norovirus in oysters implies the existence of a selective retention mechanism for norovirus within oysters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5698-5701
Number of pages4
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sept


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