Journal of Biosciences

, Volume 32, Supplement 3, pp 1331–1344 | Cite as

Edwardsiellosis in fish: a brief review

Review

Abstract

Edwardsiellosis is one of the most important bacterial diseases in fish. Scientific work on this disease started more than forty years ago and numerous workers around the world are continually adding to the knowledge of the disease. In spite of this, not a single article that reviews the enormous scientific data thus generated is available in the English language. This article briefly discusses some of the recent research on edwardsiellosis, describing the pathogen’s interaction with the host and environment, its pathogenesis and pathology as well as diagnostic, preventive and control measures.

Keywords

Bacterial disease Edwardsiella tarda edwardsiellosis fish 

Abbreviations used

ECP

extracellular protein

EPDC

emphysematous putrefactive disease of catfish

FISH

fluorescence in situ hybridization

GFP

green fluorescent protein

HPCE

high performance capillary electrophoresis

LAMP

loop-mediated isothermal amplification

OMP

outer membrane protein

PCR

polymerase chain reaction

RFLP

restriction fragment length polymorphism

T3SS

type III secretion system

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  1. 1.Central Institute of Freshwater AquacultureKausalyaganga, BhubaneswarIndia

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