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The marine fish pathogen Pasteurella piscicida: identification serology and virulence

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Dutch title: De mariene vispathogeen Pasteurella piscicida: identificatie serologie en virulentie
Reference no: P103/3E970655
Period: October 1997 till September 2001
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Aquaculture; Bacterial diseases; Coastal waters; Fish; Fish diseases; Pathogenic bacteria
Taxonomic terms: Dicentrarchus labrax (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Pagrus pagrus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Pasteurella [WoRMS]
Geographical terms: ANE, Mediterranean Water [Marine Regions]; INW, Japan [Marine Regions]

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  • Katholieke Universiteit Leuven; Departement Biologie; Afdeling Dierenecologie en -systematiek; Aquatische Ecologie en Evolutiebiologie, more
  • Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Economie, Wetenschap en Innovatie; Agentschap voor Innovatie door Wetenschap en Technologie (IWT), more, sponsor

Pasteurella piscicida is a marine pathogen that is responsible for high economic losses in the culture of seabass and seabream
in the Mediterranean and yellowtail in Japan. Until recently there has been no efficient vaccin against pasteurellosis, the fish disease caused by P. piscicida.
This research aims:

  1. to construct a bacterial collection that contains Pasteurella piscicida strains isolated from different geographical areas and the main affected fish species;
  2. to gain more information about the epidemiology and taxonomy of P. piscicida and;
  3. to study the virulence mechanism of the pathogen.

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