Nowak, BF and Archibald, JM, Opportunistic but lethal: the mystery of Paramoebae, Trends in Parasitology, 34, (5) pp. 404-419. ISSN 1471-4922 (2018) [Refereed Article]
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Paramoebae are enigmatic single-celled eukaryotes that can be opportunistic pathogens of marine animals. For example, amoebic gill disease ravages farmed salmonids worldwide, causing tens of millions of dollars in losses annually. Although paramoebae can be found associated with animals ranging from fish and lobster to molluscs and sea urchins, how and how often they actually cause disease is unknown. Here we review recent progress towards understanding the biology and ecology of paramoebid species and the eukaryotic endosymbionts that live inside them. Genomic and transcriptomic sequence data serve as a platform upon which future research on paramoebiasis can build.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Keywords:||paramoebiasis, Paramoeba, Neoparamoeba, parasome, Perkinsela, amoebic gill disease|
|Research Division:||Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences|
|Research Group:||Fisheries sciences|
|Objective Division:||Animal Production and Animal Primary Products|
|Objective Group:||Fisheries - aquaculture|
|Objective Field:||Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||16|
|Deposited By:||Fisheries and Aquaculture|
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