Emerging Flavobacterium spp. in the Great Lakes Basin: Identification and Assessment of Their Impacts on Fish Health

Grant: # 1147

Grant Amount: $220,674.00

Board Decision Year: 2010

Michigan State University - Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation (East Lansing)

Pathobiology and Diagnostic Investigation

Faisal, Mohamed (faisal@cvm.msu.edu) (517) 884-2019 (Office); 517-899-5433 (Cell)

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-C - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

This study identified flavobacteria associated with fish mortality events and determined the potential routes they use to reach fish propagated in hatcheries. Surprisingly, multiple novel flavobacteria were isolated that were never described before, while others were similar to those reported from remote geographic areas (e.g., Antarctica).Evidence suggests that a few of these novel flavobacteria are vertically transmitted, a matter that requires proper management within hatcheries.Data produced from this GLFT-funded study provides the means to decrease flavobacterial transmission by selecting effective chemotherapeutants and biosecurity practices.


2010.1147 Project Synopsis
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