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Vibrios

  • Brian Austin
  • Dawn A. Austin
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Abstract

The vibrios have been major problems to aquaculture in marine, coastal and estuarine water. Some species, e.g. V. anguillarum, have virtually a worldwide distribution; others have been focused on either colder, e.g. Ali. salmonicida, or warmer, e.g. Ph. damselae, environments. Because of their role in large scale mortalities, much effort has been expended on developing suitable diagnostic and control measures. Thus, a wide range of modern molecular diagnostic methods have been developed. Also, some pathogens have been the target of vaccine development, with commercial products available for some diseases, such as those caused by Ali. salmonicida, Ph. damselae subsp. piscicida and V. anguillarum.

Keywords

Vibriosis Coldwater disease Photobacteriosis Pasteurellosis Winter ulcer disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Austin
    • 1
  • Dawn A. Austin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of AquacultureUniversity of StirlingStirlingUK
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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