Aquatic parasite cultures and their applications

Hutson, Kate, Cable, Joanne, Grutter, Alexandra S., Paziewska-Harris, Anna, and Barber, Iain (2018) Aquatic parasite cultures and their applications. Trends in Parasitology, 34 (12). pp. 1082-1096.

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Abstract

In this era of unprecedented growth in aquaculture and trade, aquatic parasite cultures are essential to better understand emerging diseases and their implications for human and animal health. Yet culturing parasites presents multiple challenges, arising from their complex, often multihost life cycles, multiple developmental stages, variable generation times and reproductive modes. Furthermore, the essential environmental requirements of most parasites remain enigmatic. Despite these inherent difficulties, in vivo and in vitro cultures are being developed for a small but growing number of aquatic pathogens. Expanding this resource will facilitate diagnostic capabilities and treatment trials, thus supporting the growth of sustainable aquatic commodities and communities.

Item ID: 56580
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1471-5007
Keywords: aquatic pathogens, in vitro culture, in vivo culture, animal ethics and welfare, animal production, emerging infectious diseases
Copyright Information: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Funders: James Cook University (JCU), National Centre for Replacement, Refinement & Reduction of Animals in Research (NCRRRAR)
Projects and Grants: JCU Development Grant, NCRRRAR NC/R000913/1
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2018 07:34
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070401 Aquaculture @ 50%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0704 Fisheries Sciences > 070404 Fish Pests and Diseases @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9604 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species > 960407 Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species in Marine Environments @ 50%
83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830102 Aquaculture Fin Fish (excl. Tuna) @ 50%
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