Aerosol dispersal of the fish pathogen, Amyloodinium ocellatum

Roberts-Thomson, A., Barnes, A., Stewart Fielder, D., Lester, R. J. G. and Adlard, R. D. (2006) Aerosol dispersal of the fish pathogen, Amyloodinium ocellatum. Aquaculture, 257 1-4: 118-123.


Author Roberts-Thomson, A.
Barnes, A.
Stewart Fielder, D.
Lester, R. J. G.
Adlard, R. D.
Title Aerosol dispersal of the fish pathogen, Amyloodinium ocellatum
Journal name Aquaculture   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0044-8486
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.aquaculture.2006.02.058
Volume 257
Issue 1-4
Start page 118
End page 123
Total pages 6
Place of publication Amsterdam
Publisher Elsevier Science Bv
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
270702 Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
770303 Control of pests and exotic species
Abstract Amyloodinium ocellatum, a frequently encountered parasite in marine aquaculture, was investigated to determine if infective dinospore stages could be transported in aerosol droplets. We used an in vivo model incorporating static and dynamic airflow systems and found dinospores of A. ocellatum could travel in aerosol droplets (up to 440 turn in a static system and up to 3 m in a dynamic one). This is the first record of this transmission pathway for a marine protozoan parasite. It is possible that other marine protozoans can transfer via the aerobiological pathway. Management of A. ocellatum infections in aquaculture facilities could be affected, particularly where tanks and ponds are situated in close proximity. (c) 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Keyword Fisheries
Marine & Freshwater Biology
Amyloodinium Ocellatum
Aerosol
Protozoa
Parasite
1931 Dinoflagellida
Brown
Sea
Q-Index Code C1

 
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