Identification of Bacterial Pathogens in Biofilms of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems

@article{King2004IdentificationOB,
  title={Identification of Bacterial Pathogens in Biofilms of Recirculating Aquaculture Systems},
  author={Robin K. King and George J. Flick and Dorothy E. Pierson and Stephen A. Smith and Gregory D. Boardman and Charles W. Coale},
  journal={Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology},
  year={2004},
  volume={13},
  pages={125 - 133}
}
  • R. King, G. Flick, C. Coale
  • Published 3 May 2004
  • Biology, Engineering
  • Journal of Aquatic Food Product Technology
Abstract Biofilms are capable of forming on all aquaculture system components, incorporating the various microflora present in the water. Pathogenic bacteria released from the biofilms are potentially capable of causing recurring diseases. Seven recirculating freshwater and two recirculating saltwater facilities were sampled, with eight different types of materials tested. Pathogenic bacteria were identified using standard bacteriological methods and commercial kits. The most significant human… 
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