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PWS Herring Disease Program Quarterly Tasks

2008 Quarterly Project Tasks:

1st Quarter Tasks (October 1, 2007 - December 31, 2007)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

- Submit manuscript describing phenotypic differences in Ichthyophonus isolates

Progress report:

completed

2nd Quarter Tasks (January 1, 2008 - March 31, 2008)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

- Present findings at Alaska Marine Science Symposium - Collect herring eggs for continued rearing of SPF herring - Collect adult herring from surveys - Submit manuscript describing VEN findings

Progress report:

All items completed.

3rd Quarter Tasks (April 1, 2008 - June 30, 2008)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

- Complete laboratory diagnostics on samples from wild herring surveys - Submit manuscript describing inactivation and laboratory biocontainment of Ichthyophonus

Progress report:

Both items were completed.

4th Quarter Tasks (July 1, 2008 - September 30, 2008)
Status: Complete

Tasks to be performed:

- submit manuscript describing potential for cross-contamination of Ichthyophonus cultures (completed) - Perform studies intended to determine the minimum waterborne levels of VHSV required to initiated epizootics (completed)

Progress report:

Both items were completed.

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