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dc.contributor.author Frans, I. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lievens, B. en_US
dc.contributor.author Heusdens, C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Willems, K.A. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-01-19T20:23:58Z en_US
dc.date.available 2012-01-19T20:23:58Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Frans, I., Lievens, B., Heusdens, C., & Willems, K.A. (2008). Detection and Identification of Fish Pathogens: What is the Future?. The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh, 60(4), 213-229. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0792-156X en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10524/19262 en_US
dc.description.abstract Fish diseases pose a universal threat to the ornamental fish industry, aquaculture, and public health. They can be caused by many organisms, including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa. The lack of rapid, accurate, and reliable means of detecting and identifying fish pathogens is one of the main limitations in fish pathogen diagnosis and disease management and has triggered the search for alternative diagnostic techniques. In this regard, the advent of molecular biology, especially polymerase chain reaction (PCR), provides alternative means for detecting and iden- tifying fish pathogens. Many techniques have been developed, each requiring its own protocol, equipment, and expertise. A major challenge at the moment is the development of multiplex assays that allow accurate detection, identification, and quantification of multiple pathogens in a single assay, even if they belong to different superkingdoms. In this review, recent advances in molecular fish pathogen diagnosis are discussed with an emphasis on nucleic acid-based detec- tion and identification techniques. Major features and applications of current predominant meth- ods and promising methods likely to impact future fish disease control and prevention are out- lined. en_US
dc.format.extent 17 pages en_US
dc.publisher Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - BAMIGDEH en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture - Bamidgeh en_US
dc.subject biosecurity, diagnosis, DNA array, multiplexing, real-time PCR en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Fish culture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Israel--Periodicals. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Aquaculture--Periodicals. en_US
dc.title Detection and Identification of Fish Pathogens: What is the Future? en_US

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