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Bacterial diseases of marine fish
  1. GN Frerichs
  1. Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling.


The principal bacterial diseases found among wild and cultured marine fish are reviewed. The bacterial agents discussed include the Gram-negative pathogens in the Vibrio, Aeromonas, Pasteurella and Edwardsiella genera, Renibacterium salmoninarum and the myxobacteria, streptococci, mycobacteria, nocardias and anaerobic organisms which have been associated with fish diseases. Methods for the isolation and identification of these organisms are described.

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