Saprolegniosis in salmonids and their eggs in Japan.

  title={Saprolegniosis in salmonids and their eggs in Japan.},
  author={M M Hussein and Kishio Hatai and Takanori Nomura},
  journal={Journal of wildlife diseases},
  volume={37 1},
An epizootic of the fungal infection saprolegniosis that occurred in freshwater-cultured salmons and their eggs at some hatcheries in Hokkaido (Japan) was investigated. In almost all cases, the initial clinical sign was characterized by the growth of cotton-like mycelia on the fishs' body surface, especially the head, adipose fin, and caudal fin, but the mycelia were not visible to the naked eye in the internal organs. Thirty-three strains isolated from lesions were classified in the genus… CONTINUE READING

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