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Mycobacteriosis in European sea bass, l., cultured in Turkey

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Title: Mycobacteriosis in European sea bass, l., cultured in Turkey
Authors: Korun, Jale
Olgac, Vakur
Akgun-Dar, Kadriye
Colorni, Angelo
Diamant, Ariel
Keywords: Aegean Sea, Dicentrarchus labrax, European sea bass, granuloma, histological study, mycobacteriosis
LC Subject Headings: Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals.
Fish culture--Periodicals.
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH
Citation: Korun, J., Olgac, V., Akgun-Dar, K., Colorni, A., & Diamant, A. (2005). Mycobacteriosis in European sea bass, l., cultured in Turkey. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 57(4), 215-222.
Series/Report no.: The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh
Abstract: A case of mycobacteriosis in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.) cultured in Turkey is described. Diseased fish were characterized by lethargy, lingering passively at the water sur- face, pale gills, and exophthalmia. Internally, grayish-white nodules were observed in the liver, spleen, and kidney. In one individual, a granulomatous mass of renal origin protruded into the abdominal cavity. The principal histological feature was the occurrence of characteristic granu- lomas with associated acid-fast, rod-shaped bacteria. This is the first confirmed case of fish mycobacteriosis in Turkey.
Pages/Duration: 8 pages
ISSN: 0792-156X
Appears in Collections:IJA Volume 57, Issue 4, 2005

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