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Characterization of a diversity of tetraphyllidean and rhinebothriidean cestode larval types, with comments on host associations and life-cycles.
Diversity of the skin microbiota of fishes: evidence for host species specificity.
- A. Larsen, Zhen Tao, S. Bullard, C. Arias
- Environmental Science, BiologyFEMS microbiology ecology
- 1 September 2013
Analysis of skin microbiota of Gulf of Mexico fishes showed that the Proteobacteria was the predominant phylum in skin microbiota, followed by the Firmicutes and the Actinobacteria, which provided evidence for the existence of specific skin microbiota associated with particular fish species.
Adhesion dynamics of Flavobacterium columnare to channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus and zebrafish Danio rerio after immersion challenge.
- O. Olivares-Fuster, S. Bullard, Andrew McElwain, M. Llosá, C. Arias
- BiologyDiseases of aquatic organisms
- 6 October 2011
The results of the present study show that particular strains of F. columnare exhibit different levels of specificity to their fish hosts and that adhesion to fish tissues is not sufficient to cause columnaris disease.
High Numbers of Vibrio vulnificus in Tar Balls Collected from Oiled Areas of the North-Central Gulf of Mexico Following the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
The results showed that TAB counts were significantly higher in tar balls than in sand and seawater collected at the same location, and the presence of V. vulnificus suggested that tar balls can act as reservoirs for bacteria including human pathogens.
Digeneans as enemies of fishes.
KUDOA HYPOEPICARDIALIS N. SP. (MYXOZOA: KUDOIDAE) AND ASSOCIATED LESIONS FROM THE HEART OF SEVEN PERCIFORM FISHES IN THE NORTHERN GULF OF MEXICO
The new species is morphologically and genetically most similar to K. shiomitsui, an allopatric species that infects the heart and pericardial cavity, but is distinguished from it based on a 4.2% difference in the SSU rDNA sequence.
BRANCHOTENTHES ROBINOVERSTREETI N. GEN. AND N. SP. (MONOGENEA: HEXABOTHRIIDAE) FROM GILL FILAMENTS OF THE BOWMOUTH GUITARFISH, RHINA ANCYLOSTOMA (RHYNCHOBATIDAE), IN THE INDIAN OCEAN
This is the first report of a hexabothriid from a sharkfin guitarfish (Rhynchobatidae) and a key to the genera of Hexabothsriidae is provided.
Catfish hybrid Ictalurus punctatus × I. furcatus exhibits higher resistance to columnaris disease than the parental species.
- C. Arias, W. Cai, E. Peatman, S. Bullard
- Biology, Environmental ScienceDiseases of aquatic organisms
- 13 August 2012
Under experimental conditions, C×B hybrids were significantly more resistant to columnaris disease caused by the highly virulent strain of F. columnare BGFS-27 (genomovar II) than channel catfish and blue catfish.
GILL LESIONS ASSOCIATED WITH ERPOCOTYLE TIBURONIS (MONOGENEA: HEXABOTHRIIDAE) ON WILD AND AQUARIUM-HELD BONNETHEAD SHARKS (SPHYRNA TIBURO)
Results of this study suggest that the intense infections of E. tiburonis were facilitated by captivity and caused severe hyperplastic lesions that ultimately led to the death of the sharks by reducing or blocking the respiratory water flow over lamellae and thus reducing the exchange of gases and ions across the lamellar epithelium.
A New Species of cardicola Short, 1953 (Digenea: Aporocotylidae) from the Heart and Branchial Vessels of Two Surfperches (Perciformes: Embiotocidae) in the Eastern Pacific Ocean Off California
- S. Bullard
- BiologyThe Journal of parasitology
- 11 June 2010
The new species most closely resembles Cardicola ambrosioi Braicovich, Etchegoin, Timi, and Sardella, 2006, which infects the blood vessels of the gill and liver of Brazilian flathead, Percophis brasiliensis Quoy and Gaimard, 1825 (Perciformes: PerCophidae), in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean off Argentina.