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Fish can get diseases too

Fact Sheet 2006-3066

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Abstract

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.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Fish can get diseases too
Series title:
Fact Sheet
Series number:
2006-3066
Edition:
-
Year Published:
2005
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
Geological Survey (U.S.)
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Contributing office(s):
Western Fisheries Research Center
Description:
4 p.
Additional Online Files(Y/N):
N