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Enteric redmouth disease (ERM) is a serious septicemic bacterial disease of salmonid fish species. It is caused by Yersinia ruckeri, a Gram-negative rod-shaped enterobacterium. It has a wide host range, broad geographical distribution, and causes significant economic losses in the fish aquaculture industry. The disease gets its name from the subcutaneous(More)
Four hundred bacterial isolates were isolated from rhizosphere of some plants collected from Egypt and screened for production of chitinase enzyme. Only four isolates designated MS1, MS2, MS3 and MS4 were the most potent chitinolytic bacterial species. SDS-PAGE analysis of vegetative and sporulated cells of the four isolates revealed that the protein(More)
A loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) assay was developed for rapid, specific and sensitive detection of Renibacterium salmoninarum in 1 h without thermal cycling. A fragment of R. salmoninarum p57 gene was amplified at 63 degrees C in the presence of Bst polymerase and a specially designed primer mixture. The specificity of the BKD-LAMP assay was(More)
BACKGROUND Enteric Redmouth (ERM) disease also known as Yersiniosis is a contagious disease affecting salmonids, mainly rainbow trout. The causative agent is the gram-negative bacterium Yersinia ruckeri. The disease can be diagnosed by isolation and identification of the causative agent, or detection of the Pathogen using fluorescent antibody tests, ELISA(More)
Myxozoans, a diverse group of microscopic obligate endoparasites, can cause diseases in a number of economically important fish, including the marbled spinefoot Siganus rivulatus. To date, only 1 myxozoan, Zschokkella helmii, has been reported to infect S. rivulatus. Here we describe another myxozoan detected in S. rivulatus. Investigations of 40 marbled(More)
OBJECTIVES To explore with Arabic-Australian patients and their communities, the cultural context of cancer, both sporadic and inherited, by examining their beliefs about its causes and the modes of communication about cancer with family, friends and the community. METHOD The design is an ethnographic and qualitative interview study with thematic(More)
A series of 2-fluorophenyl-4,6-disubstituted [1,3,5]triazines (1) and (2) were synthesized and evaluated for their antimicrobial activity against three representative gram-positive bacteria and two fungi. The structure-activity relationship (SAR) demonstrates that the 3- or 4-fluorophenyl component attached directly to the triazine ring was essential for(More)
Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (CyHV-3) is the causative agent of koi herpesvirus disease and poses a significant threat to common and koi carp. Since its first description, the virus has spread worldwide. In 2010 and 2011, mass mortality of common carp was reported in a hatchery and several ponds in northern Vietnam. CyHV-3 was detected in infected tissues by PCR,(More)
Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa) is the causative agent of proliferative kidney disease in salmonids. We assessed differences in intensity of T. bryosalmonae infection between brown trout Salmo trutta and rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss from the clinical phase of infection onwards. Specific pathogen-free fish were exposed to T. bryosalmonae spores(More)