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Fish can get diseases too

January 1, 2005

Infectious diseases are increasingly recognized as an important component of the ecology of fish in the wild. Many of the viral, bacterial, protozoan and fungal pathogens of fish that were initially discovered in captive fish have their origin among wild populations; however, the impact of disease among these free-ranging stocks has been difficult to study. At the WFRC, combinations of field and laboratory investigations, aided by the tools of molecular biology, have begun to provide information on the ecology of infectious diseases among natural populations of fish in both freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Publication Year 2005
Title Fish can get diseases too
DOI 10.3133/fs20063066
Authors J. R. Winton, M. Mesa, G. Kurath, D. Elliot
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Fact Sheet
Series Number 2006-3066
Index ID fs20063066
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Western Fisheries Research Center