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Amoebiosis (Neoparamoeba perurans)


Sokolowska, J and Nowak, BF, Amoebiosis (Neoparamoeba perurans), Climate Change and Infectious Fish Diseases, CABI International, PTK Woo, J-A Leong and K Buchmann (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 303-318. ISBN 9781789243277 (2021) [Research Book Chapter]

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Amoebioses include a range of diseases caused by amoebae. Amoebae belong to a heterogeneous group of protozoans common in water and soil. While amoebae have been isolated from various organs of fish with no clinical signs, they can be pathogenic and cause amoebioses under particular conditions (Lom and Dyková, 1992). Those amoebae are either endocommensals or free-living before they become parasitic. Amoebic infections can be difficult to diagnose and, as a result, amoebic diseases have been most likely under-reported. However, some amoebioses can cause significant losses in the aquaculture industry (Nowak et al., 2014).

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:amoebic gill disease, climate change, salmon, aquaculture
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Fish pests and diseases
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:141016
Year Published:2021
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (LP160101762)
Deposited By:Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2020-09-18
Last Modified:2021-09-20

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