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Pathogens and Immune Responses of Fish and Reptiles

This special issue published in Veterinary Research was inspired by keynote presentations at the 8th International Symposium on Viruses of Lower Vertebrates, held in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, in April of 2010. Together with the contributions on bacterial diseases, our intent is to present some of the most interesting and significant aspects of current research in fish and reptile disease and immunity. The co-editors appreciate the interest of Veterinary Research in presenting this special issue to the general veterinary scientific community, and gratefully acknowledge all the efforts of the authors whose work is presented here.

Edited by: Prof Alexandra Adams, Prof Gael Kurath

  1. Content type: Review

    The etiology of reptilian viral diseases can be attributed to a wide range of viruses occurring across different genera and families. Thirty to forty years ago, studies of viruses in reptiles focused mainly on...

    Authors: Ellen Ariel

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:100

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    Over the last 10 years or so, infections caused by bacteria belonging to a particular branch of the genus Francisella have become increasingly recognised in farmed fish and molluscs worldwide. While the increasin...

    Authors: Duncan J Colquhoun and Samuel Duodu

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:47

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  3. Content type: Review

    Bacterial taxonomy has progressed from reliance on highly artificial culture-dependent techniques involving the study of phenotype (including morphological, biochemical and physiological data) to the modern ap...

    Authors: Brian Austin

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:20

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  4. Content type: Review

    Aquaculture has expanded rapidly to become a major economic and food-producing sector worldwide these last 30 years. In parallel, viral diseases have emerged and rapidly spread from farm to farm causing enormo...

    Authors: Stéphane Biacchesi

    Citation: Veterinary Research 2011 42:12

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