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Vibrio anguillarum as a fish pathogen: virulence factors, diagnosis and prevention
Frans, I.; Michiels, C.W.; Bossier, P.; Willems, K.A.; Lievens, B.; Rediers, H. (2011). Vibrio anguillarum as a fish pathogen: virulence factors, diagnosis and prevention. J. Fish Dis. 34(9): 643-661. dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2761.2011.01279.x
In: Journal of Fish Diseases. Blackwell Science: Oxford; London; Edinburgh; Boston; Melbourne. ISSN 0140-7775, more
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Author keywords
    detection; pathogen profile; pathogenesis; treatment; vibriosis

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  • Frans, I., more
  • Michiels, C.W.
  • Bossier, P., more
  • Willems, K.A.
  • Lievens, B., more
  • Rediers, H., more

Abstract
    Vibrio anguillarum, also known as Listonella anguillarum, is the causative agent of vibriosis, a deadly haemorrhagic septicaemic disease affecting various marine and fresh/brackish water fish, bivalves and crustaceans. In both aquaculture and larviculture, this disease is responsible for severe economic losses worldwide. Because of its high morbidity and mortality rates, substantial research has been carried out to elucidate the virulence mechanisms of this pathogen and to develop rapid detection techniques and effective disease-prevention strategies. This review summarizes the current state of knowledge pertaining to V. anguillarum, focusing on pathogenesis, known virulence factors, diagnosis, prevention and treatment.

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