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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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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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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
  • Biology, Medicine
  • 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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Molecular Taxonomy of the Suborder Bodonina (Order Kinetoplastida), Including the Important Fish Parasite, Ichthyobodo necator
Abstract Ichthyobodo necator is an important fish ectoparasite with a broad host and ecological range. A novel method, involving the use of an anesthetic, allowed the collection of large numbers ofExpand
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