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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,Expand
The parasitic dinoflagellates of marine crustaceans
Characteristics of the life cycles of the parasitic dinoflagellates of crustaceans must be applied cautiously to the systematics of the taxa, as these are often associated with host-parasite systems that occur in regions with unique hydrological features, such as fjords or poorly draining estuaries with shallow sills. Expand
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. Expand
Epizootiology of the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium sp. in the American blue crab Callinectes sapidus.
Hematodinium sp. is a parasitic dinoflagellate that infects and kills blue crabs Callinectes sapidus. Periodic outbreaks of dinoflagellate infections with subsequent high host mortalities prompted aExpand
Hematodinium australis n. sp., a parasitic dinoflagellate of the sand crab Portunus pelagicus from Moreton Bay, Australia
Infection experiments indicated that the parasite may be transmitted within and between the 2 host species, and the pre-patent period of the new form was at least 16 d which is much greater than that reported from other forms. Expand
Mortality and hematology of blue crabs, Callinectes sapidus, experimentally infected with the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium perezi*
A relative risk model indicated that infected crabs were seven to eight times more likely to die than controls and that decreases in total hemocyte densities covaried signif- icantly with mortality. Expand
Ecology: Avoidance of disease by social lobsters
It is shown how healthy, normally gregarious Caribbean spiny lobsters (Panulirus argus) avoid conspecifics that are infected with a lethal virus. Expand
Transmission of Panulirus argus virus 1 (PaV1) and its effect on the survival of juvenile Caribbean spiny lobster.
It was demonstrated that PaV1 can be transmitted to juvenile lobsters via inoculation, ingestion of diseased tissue, contact with diseased lobsters and--among the smallest juveniles--through water over distances of a few meters. Expand
'Candidatus Xenohaliotis californiensis', a newly described pathogen of abalone, Haliotis spp., along the west coast of North America.
The Gram-negative, obligate intracellular pleomorphic bacterium is found within membrane-bound vacuoles in the cytoplasm of abalone gastrointestinal epithelial cells and can be differentiated from other closely related alpha-Proteobacteria by its unique 16S rDNA sequence. Expand
A new pathogenic virus in the Caribbean spiny lobster Panulirus argus from the Florida Keys.
A pathogenic virus was diagnosed from juvenile Caribbean spiny lobsters Panulirus argus from the Florida Keys, apparently widespread, infectious, and lethal to the CaribbeanSpiny lobster. Expand