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Production of salmonid amoebic gill disease by exposure to Paramoeba sp. harvested from the gills of infected fish

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Zilberg, D and Gross, A and Munday, BL, Production of salmonid amoebic gill disease by exposure to Paramoeba sp. harvested from the gills of infected fish, Journal of Fish Diseases, 24, (2) pp. 79-82. ISSN 0140-7775 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1046/j.1365-2761.2001.00271.x

Abstract

Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., were exposed to different concentrations of Paramoeba sp. The lowest concentration which induced amoebic gill disease (AGD) was 230 Paramoeba sp. L-1 and the severity of infection increased with increasing concentration. The concentration of Paramoeba sp. positively correlated with the number of gill lesions (R2 > 0.7). This study provides evidence that Paramoeba sp. is the causative agent of AGD and describes an experimental model that enables the severity of the induced disease to be controlled.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production
Objective Field:Environmentally Sustainable Animal Production not elsewhere classified
Author:Zilberg, D (Dr Dina Zilberg)
Author:Munday, BL (Dr Barry Munday)
ID Code:22558
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:36
Deposited By:Health Sciences A
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-07
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