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Neoparamoeba perurans is a cosmopolitan aetiological agent of amoebic gill disease


Young, ND and Dykova, I and Snekvik, K and Nowak, BF and Morrison, RN, Neoparamoeba perurans is a cosmopolitan aetiological agent of amoebic gill disease, Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 78, (3) pp. 217-223. ISSN 0177-5103 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.3354/dao01869


Previously we described a new member of the Neoparamoeba genus, N. perurans, and showed that it is an agent of amoebic gill disease (AGD) of Atlantic salmon Salmo salar cultured in southeast Tasmania, Australia. Given the broad distribution of cases of AGD, we were interested in extending our studies to epizootics in farmed fish from other sites around the world. Oligonucleotide probes that hybridise with the 18S rRNA of N. perurans, N. branchiphila or N. pemaquidensis were used to examine archival samples of AGD in Tasmania as well as samples obtained from 4 host fish species cultured across 6 countries. In archival samples, N. perurans was the only detectable amoeba, confirming that it has been the predominant aetiological agent of AGD in Tasmania since epizootics were first reported. N. perurans was also the exclusive agent of AGD in 4 host species across 6 countries. Together, these data show that N. perurans is a cosmopolitan agent of AGD and, therefore, of significance to the global mariculture industry. © Inter-Research 2008.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Young, ND (Mr Neil Young)
UTAS Author:Dykova, I (Dr Iva Dykova)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
UTAS Author:Morrison, RN (Dr Richard Morrison)
ID Code:52254
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:85
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2008-06-12
Last Modified:2015-02-02

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