Aquatic Diseases & Immunity

Diseases of fish and shellfish affect both wild and aquacultured populations, accounting for millions of dollars in lost fishery revenues and ecosystem services each year. VIMS scientists identify and detect the diseases that affect marine life and  human health, studying where pathogens come from, how they are transmitted, and the genetic basis for immunity.

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Burreson EM. 1988. Impact of Diseases on the Chesapeake Bay Oyster Industry.  4 pp.

Five Most Recent Journal Articles
  1. Breitburg, D.L., et al., 2015. Landscape-Level Variation in Disease Susceptibility Related to Shallow-Water Hypoxia. Plos One, 10(2).
  2. Spiers, Z.B., et al., 2014. Longitudinal study of winter mortality disease in Sydney rock oysters Saccostrea glomerata. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 110(1-2): p. 151-164.
  3. Lapointe, D., et al., 2014. Temperature, hypoxia, and mycobacteriosis: effects on adult striped bass Morone saxatilis metabolic performance. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 108(2): p. 113-127.
  4. Gruszynski, K., et al., 2014. Evaluating Wildlife as a Potential Source of Salmonella serotype Newport (JJPX01.0061) Contamination for Tomatoes on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Zoonoses and Public Health, 61(3): p. 202-207.
  5. Frank-Lawale, A., S.K. Allen, and L. Degremont, 2014. Breeding and Domestication of Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea Virginica) Lines for Culture in the Mid-Atlantic, USA: Line Development and Mass Selection for Disease Resistance. Journal of Shellfish Research, 33(1): p. 153-165.

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