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Diagnosis, epidemiology and control of an enteric myxosporosis of commercial mediterranean fish

Objective

Myxidium leei (Myxozoa) is an important pathogen of Sparus aurata and other fish cultured in the Mediterranean, causing high mortalities both in netpens and in land-based mariculture systems, with subsequent economical impact. In spite of the relevance of this myxidiosis, there are important gaps in the knowledge of the parasite life cycle, transmission, epidemiology, mechanisms of infection and immunology. The present project intends to evaluate the epidemiological status of this disease in sparid cultures and wild fish and invertebrates by validating and using a diagnostic PCR-assay, also useful to control its introduction and spreading. The mechanisms involved in transmission, pathogenesis and immune response are also studied in order to manage adequate prophylactic measures.

Coordinator

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Address
Ribera De Cabanes
12595 Apeadero De Cabanes
Spain

Participants (6)

AUTONOMOUS UNIVERSITY OF BARCELONA
Spain
Address

08193 Bellaterra
ISRAEL OCEANOGRAPHIC & LIMNOLOGICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Israel
Address
North Beach
88112 Eilat
ISTITUTO ZOOPROFILATTICO SPERIMENTALE DELL'UMBRIA E DELLE MARCHE
Italy
Address
Via Salvemini Gaetano, 1
06126 Perugia
PANEPISTIMIO THESSALIAS*UNIVERSITYOF THESSALY
Greece
Address
Terma Trikalon Str.
43100 Karditsa
UNIVERSIDAD DE MURCIA
Spain
Address
Campus De Espinardo
30100 Espinardo
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
Umii, Place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier