Mark Laflamme

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Most mitochondrial genomes in the green algal phylum Chlorophyta are AT-rich, circular-mapping DNA molecules. However, mitochondrial genomes from the Reinhardtii clade of the Chlorophyceae lineage are linear and sometimes fragmented into subgenomic forms. Moreover, Polytomella capuana, from the Reinhardtii clade, has an elevated GC content (57.2%). In the(More)
Infectious diseases among fish present an important economic burden for the aquaculture and fisheries industries around the world. For example, the infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) infects farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar), and results in millions of dollars of lost revenue to salmon farmers. Although improved management and husbandry practices over(More)
Following an infection with a specific pathogen, the acquired immune system of many teleostean fish, including salmonids, is known to retain a specific memory of the infectious agent, which protects the host against subsequent infections. For example, Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) that have survived an infection with a low-virulence infectious salmon anemia(More)
The Infectious salmon anemia virus (ISAV) is an important viral disease of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) which has caused severe financial losses for salmon farmers around the world, including Atlantic Canada. It is listed as an OIE notifiable disease and to this day eradication of infected cages remains the current practice in many countries to(More)
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