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Fish Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Part I: Methods for Diagnosing Fish Diseases Major Cultured Species Types of Culture Systems Equipping a Fish Disease Diagnostic Facility The Clinical Work-Up Postmortem Techniques Guidelines forExpand
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New 'phantom' dinoflagellate is the causative agent of major estuarine fish kills
A WORLDWIDE increase in toxic phytoplankton blooms over the past 20 years1,2 has coincided with increasing reports of fish diseases and deaths of unknown cause3. Among estuaries that have beenExpand
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Antimicrobials: Peptide antibiotics in mast cells of fish
Antimicrobial peptides are increasingly recognized as a critical first line of defence against many pathogens and have been isolated from epithelial tissues and blood cells of many vertebrates, asExpand
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New ‘phantom’ dinoflagellate is the causative agent of major estuarine fish kills
Nature 358, 407-410 (1992) IN this letter in the 30 July issue, Stephen A. Smith (Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Virginia Poly-technic Institute, Blacksburg, VirginiaExpand
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Evidence for widespread distribution of piscidin antimicrobial peptides in teleost fish.
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are increasingly recognized as a critical component of the host's defense against infection. Several types of AMPs have been recently identified from mucosal tissues orExpand
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PFIESTERIA PISCICIDA GEN. ET SP. NOV. (PFIESTERIACEAE FAM. NOV.), A NEW TOXIC DINOFLAGELLATE WITH A COMPLEX LIFE CYCLE AND BEHAVIOR 1
The newly described toxic dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida is a polymorphic and multiphasic species with flagellated, amoeboid, and cyst stages. The species is structurally a heterotroph; however,Expand
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Purification of a novel arthropod defensin from the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica.
An antimicrobial peptide was purified from acidified gill extract of a bivalve mollusk, the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica), by preparative acid-urea--polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis andExpand
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Review Article: Skin Ulcers in Fish: Pfiesteria and Other Etiologies
  • E. Noga
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Toxicologic pathology
  • 1 November 2000
Skin ulcers on fish are one of the most well-recognized indicators of polluted or otherwise stressed aquatic environments. In recent years, skin ulcer epidemics have been either experimentally orExpand
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LIFE CYCLE OF THE HETEROTROPHIC DINOFLAGELLATE PFIESTERIA PISCICIDA (DINOPHYCEAE)1
The putatively toxic dinoflagellate Pfiesteria piscicida (Steidinger et Burkholder) has been reported to have an unusual life cycle for a free‐living marine dinoflagellate. As many as 24 life cycleExpand
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THE PHYLOGENETIC RELATIONSHIP OF PFIESTERIA PISCICIDA, CRYPTOPERIDINIOPSOID SP. AMYLOODINOUM OCELLATUM AND A PFIESTERIA‐LIKE DINOFLAGELLATE TO OTHER DINOFLAGELLATES AND APICOMPLEXANS
The taxonomic relationship between heterotrophic and parasitic dinoflagellates has not been studied extensively at the molecular level. In order to investigate these taxonomic relationships, weExpand
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