Vaccination against streptococcal infections in farmed fish

Barnes, Andrew C. and Silayeva, Oleksandra (2016) Vaccination against streptococcal infections in farmed fish. Microbiology Australia, 37 3: 118-121. doi:10.1071/MA16040

Author Barnes, Andrew C.
Silayeva, Oleksandra
Title Vaccination against streptococcal infections in farmed fish
Journal name Microbiology Australia   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1324-4272
Publication date 2016-08-10
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1071/MA16040
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 3
Start page 118
End page 121
Total pages 4
Place of publication Clayton, VIC Australia
Publisher CSIRO
Language eng
Abstract Aquaculture produces more than 50% of fish for human consumption and, in spite of major improvements since the adoption of injectable vaccines in the 1990s, bacterial diseases still account for considerable losses, particularly in tropical and warm temperate species. Streptococcosis, caused predominantly by Streptococcus iniae and S. agalactiae, manifests as a generalised septicaemia and meningitis followed by rapid mortality. Vaccination against streptococcal infections is difficult as a result of multiple, poorly defined serotypes and consequent vaccine escape (reinfection of previously vaccinated animals). However, genomics applied to reverse vaccinology is providing novel insights into diversity among these aquatic pathogens and is identifying cross-serotype targets that may be exploited for new generation streptococcal vaccines for aquaculture.
Keyword Microbiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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