Flavobacteria and Cytophagas

  • Brian Austin
  • Dawn A. Austin


An increasing number of Gram-negative chromogens have become associated with fish diseases particularly involving the gills and external surfaces [fin/tail rot]. New additions to the list of pathogens include Chryseobacterium piscicola, Flavobacterium oncorhynchi, Tenacibaculum dicentrarchi, T. discolor, T. gallaicum and T. soleae with research interest focusing on molecular diagnoses and disease control by vaccination, probiotics, immunostimulants and bacteriophages.


Gill disease Flavobacteriosis RTFS Coldwater disease Columnaris 


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  • 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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