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Title: Pfiesteria
Url: http://yyy.rsmas.miami.edu/groups/niehs/mfbsc/science/pfiesteria.htm
Publisher: Marine and Freshwater Biomedical Sciences Center
University of Miami
Description: This web page discusses Pfiesteria piscicida, an organism that has been associated with fish ulceration disease and fish kills. In its toxic state, this organism can reportedly cause dermal ulcerations to fish, possibly making them less responsive to environmental stimuli. This invites bacteria, parasites and other predatory organisms to prey on the vulnerable fish. Researchers are working to understand this organism by defining its geographic distribution and apparently complex life cycle, as well as the impact P. piscicida may have on the environment and human health. This page includes a background of P. piscicida (including life cycle, distribution, effects on fish, and environmental conditions), clinical presentation, diagnosis (exposure, signs and symptoms), management and treatment, molecular mechanism of action (identification of toxins), and references.
LC Classification: Agriculture -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture. Fisheries. Angling -- Aquaculture -- Fish culture -- Diseases and adverse factors -- Individual diseases, pollutants, parasites, predators, etc., A-Z
Science -- Botany -- Cryptogams -- Algae. Algology -- Special topics, A-Z -- Toxic algae
Science -- Botany -- Cryptogams -- Algae. Algology -- Systematic divisions, A-Z -- Pfiesteriaceae
GEM Subject: Science -- Oceanography
Science -- Botany
Key Concept: Agriculture -- Aquaculture
Agriculture -- Diseases
Resource Type: Overviews
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Format: html
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Language: English
Rights: University of Miami
Access Rights: Free access
Source: Microbial Life
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