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Parasitology meets ecology on its own terms: Margolis et al. revisited.
We consider 27 population and community terms used frequently by parasitologists when describing the ecology of parasites. We provide suggestions for various terms in an attempt to foster consistentExpand
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Selective breeding of Pacific white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) for growth and resistance to Taura Syndrome Virus
Abstract From 1995 to 1998, the Oceanic Institute operated a breeding program for Pacific white shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei, based on a selection index weighted equally for growth and resistance toExpand
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Reproductive Biology of Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, from Coastal Waters of the Southern United States
Abstract— Reproductive biology of the cobia, Rachycentron canadum , is de-scribed from four coastal areas in the southern United States. Samples were obtained from recreational fi shermen betweenExpand
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Water quality dynamics and shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) production in intensive, mesohaline culture systems with two levels of biofloc management
Abstract A dense microbial community develops in the water column of intensive, minimal-exchange production systems and is responsible for nutrient cycling. A portion of the microbial community isExpand
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The role of positive and negative interspecific associations in the organization of communities of intestinal helminths of bats.
Twelve populations of bats were examined to determine the extent of interspecific associations in determining the species richness of intestinal helminth infracommunities. The pool of helminthExpand
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Viruses, biosecurity and specific pathogen-free stocks in shrimp aquaculture
  • J. M. Lotz
  • Biology
  • World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • 1 July 1997
The greatest threat to the future of world shrimp aquaculture is disease, in particular the virulent untreatable viruses, infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV), tauraExpand
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Epidemiological parameters of White Spot Syndrome Virus infections in Litopenaeus vannamei and L. setiferus.
An experimental protocol based on a mathematical epidemiology model was developed to study the transmission, virulence, and recovery rates of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV). Two modes ofExpand
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Time course of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP) in experimentally infected Litopenaeus vannamei and quantification of NHP-bacterium using real-time PCR.
Necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP), a severe bacterial disease affecting penaeid shrimp aquaculture, is caused by a gram-negative, pleomorphic, intracellular alpha-proteobacterium referred to asExpand
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New image statistics for detecting disturbed galaxy morphologies at high redshift
Testing theories of hierarchical structure formation requires estimating the distribution of galaxy morphologies and its change with redshift. One aspect of this investigation involves identifyingExpand
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Gonadal Maturation in the Cobia, Rachycentron canadum, from the Northcentral Gulf of Mexico
Gonadal maturation of cobia, Rachycentron canadum, was evaluated by examining 508 specimens from its recreational fishery. Specimens were collected off southeast Louisiana to northwest Florida byExpand
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