160 pages, Tabs & illus
Significant advances in the field of the microflora of aquatic animals, including fish and invertebrates, necessitate a practical laboratory text providing the current methods available for the bacteriological study of health and diseased fish and shellfish. Practical rather than theoretical, the manual will be useful for individuals working in aquatic, environmental, and veterinary science, and in aquaculture, public health, and aquatic research. Methods are presented for the isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens in fish and shellfish and zoonotic pathogens in shellfish. The step-by-step presentation of procedures guides students in aquatic health and newcomers to the diagnostic laboratory while providing a refresher course for the more experienced laboratory employee. Numerous tables and illustrations further assist readers. Thorough coverage of basic bacteriological techniques ensures that even the inexperienced aquatic health diagnostician lacking a background in microbiology will need no additional resources. The effective, easy-to-follow organization and wealth of valuable information in the Finfish and Shellfish Bacteriology Manual will make it the primary sourcebook in any laboratory. Whether it's used as an occasional quick reference by the experienced fish diagnostician or as a tool to build diagnostic capabilities from the ground up, this book rises to the challenge.
Although, at first sight, the title of this book may suggest that it has no relevance to parasitologists studying eukaryotic pathogens, closer examination reveals it to have many features that commend it as a valuable asset in the parasitology laboratory, particularly for those with an interest in fish and shellfish.--Parasitology, 2004
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