This third and final volume in the acclaimed Fish Diseases and Disorders trilogy addresses infectious diseases of
This comprehensive volume covers the major viral, bacterial and fungal diseases in ﬁn- and shellﬁshes. It completes the three-volume series on ﬁsh diseases and disorders; Volume I (published in 1995) is on parasitic diseases in ﬁn- and shellﬁshes while Volume II (published in 1998) deals with non-infectious disorders in ﬁnﬁsh. Reviews in the three volumes are written by international authorities that are actively working in the area or have contributed greatly to our understanding of speciﬁc piscine diseases or disorders. Authors in the present book are experts on infectious microbial diseases, and are from North America, Europe and Asia.
The secondary audience includes parasitologists and environmental toxicologists who may wish to initiate research programmes on the combined effects of microbial and parasitic infections on ﬁsh health and the synergistic effects of pollutants on microbial diseases. We expect this secondary audience to increase as it becomes evident that this combined effect can have a great impact on ﬁsh health and production and that ﬁsh health can also be used as an indicator of problems in the aquatic ecosystem.
The second edition of this book represents a major update on the viral, bacterial and oomycete disorders of ﬁnﬁsh and shellﬁsh. Since publication of the ﬁrst edition (in 1999), considerable advances have been made and therefore all the chapters have been thoroughly revised. The new and more eloquent research and current techniques have extended our knowledge and understanding of these infectious organisms.
We are pleased that researchers from Europe, North America, Australia and Asia have been involved in updating this book. With the addition of new information, some of the older texts in the original chapters have been condensed; this is to ensure we have focused and comprehensive reviews. For this edition, we have also deleted and/or combined a couple of the original chapters, and have commissioned three new chapters (Chapter 6 on ‘Alphaviruses’, Chapter 7 on ‘Oncogenic Viruses’ and Chapter 21 on ‘Genomics of Finﬁsh and Shellﬁsh Microbial Pathogens’), which have been written by new authors.
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