Antarctic seals carry antibodies against seal herpesvirus

  • Stenvers O
  • Plötz J
  • Ludwig H
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Abstract

Weddell seals in the Antarctica had high neutralizing antibody titres to seal- and feline herpesvirus and none against phocine distemper virus. Crabeater seals were free of antibodies. This suggests an evolutionary wide spread of seal herpesvirus.

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Authors

  • O. Stenvers

  • J. Plötz

  • H. Ludwig

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