Validation of Non-Culture Methods to Detect and Quantify Renibacterium Salmoninarum in Diagnostic Samples from Great Lakes Salmonids

Grant: # 0573

Grant Amount: $338,146.00

Board Decision Year: 2004

Western Fisheries Research Center, U.S. Geological Survey - Fish Health Section (Seattle)

Fish Health Section

Elliott, Diane ( (206) 526-6591

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

Project Details

This project completed laboratory studies for validation and standardization of methods for detecting and quantifying the causative agent of bacterial kidney disease (BKD) in Great Lakes salmonid fishes. Although BKD is believed to be a significant factor in declines of Lake Michigan Chinook salmon, accurate assessment of impacts of BKD on Great Lakes salmonids, and effectiveness of control measures, cannot be made without standardized detection methods that are sensitive, specific, and reliable.


Final Report
Final Report Project Profile
BKD Publication
Journal of Fish Diseases (Sept 2013)
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