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Histopathological biomarkers in estuarine fish species for the assessment of biological effects of contaminants.
The increasing emphasis on the assessment and monitoring of estuarine ecosystems has highlighted the need to deploy appropriate biological indices for these locations. Fish diseases and
A review of the parasitic dinoflagellates Hematodinium species and Hematodinium-like infections in marine crustaceans.
Parasitic dinoflagellates in the genus Hematodinium are important parasites of marine Crustacea. Outbreaks of these parasites have damaged commercial stocks of Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus,
Disease will limit future food supply from the global crustacean fishery and aquaculture sectors.
The linking together of global experts in the culture, capture and trading of crustaceans with pathologists, epidemiologists, ecologists, therapeutics specialists and policy makers in the field of food security will allow these issues to be better identified and addressed.
Microsporidia: diverse, dynamic, and emergent pathogens in aquatic systems.
Hyperparasitism and the close phylogenetic relationship between taxa infecting invertebrates and vertebrates not only underline a ubiquity in aquatic systems but also potential for zoonotic transfer.
Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei sp. nov. (Microsporida: Enterocytozoonidae), a parasite of the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Decapoda: Penaeidae): Fine structure and phylogenetic relationships.
A new microsporidian species, Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei sp. nov., is described from the hepatopancreas of the black tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Crustacea: Decapoda). Different stages of the
Surveys of plasma vitellogenin and intersex in male flounder (Platichthys flesus) as measures of endocrine disruption by estrogenic contamination in United Kingdom estuaries: temporal trends, 1996 to
Time-series data indicate that plasma VTG, a measure of environmental estrogen contamination, has decreased in fish captured from several estuaries, especially those of the Tyne and Mersey, which suggest a decrease in estrogen contamination at these sites.
A critical review of susceptibility of crustaceans to Taura syndrome, Yellowhead disease and White Spot Disease and implications of inclusion of these diseases in European legislation
The susceptibility of crustacean hosts is discussed in terms of the taxonomic range of these hosts to the specific pathogens and to the use of this information in informing risk assessments for the potential release, exposure and impact of their introduction on the European aquatic environment.
De novo assembly of the Carcinus maenas transcriptome and characterization of innate immune system pathways
An assembled transcriptome for C. maenas has revealed the presence of a series of known targets and functional pathways that form part of their innate immune system and illustrate tissue specific differences in their expression patterns.
Biosecurity and Vector Behaviour: Evaluating the Potential Threat Posed by Anglers and Canoeists as Pathways for the Spread of Invasive Non-Native Species and Pathogens
The results indicate that anglers and canoeists use their equipment/boat in more than one catchment within a fortnight, the survival time of many of the INNS and pathogens considered in this study and that the biosecurity practices of these groups must improve to reduce the likelihood of inadvertently spreading INns and pathogens through these activities.
Hepatospora eriocheir (Wang and Chen, 2007) gen. et comb. nov. infecting invasive Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) in Europe.
A microsporidian parasite infecting non-native Chinese mitten crabs (Eriochier sinensis) from Europe is described and the formation of a new genus (Hepatospora) is proposed to replace the previous generic classification of the Asian parasite as Endoreticulatus.