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Strain Typing Mycobacterium Marinum From Outbreaks At Zebrafish Research Facilities, Brooke M. Clemons Jan 2015

Strain Typing Mycobacterium Marinum From Outbreaks At Zebrafish Research Facilities, Brooke M. Clemons

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Zebrafish (Danio rerio) are used as model organisms for biological research due to their rapid and transparent development and high fecundity amongst other reasons. Research has expanded beyond embryonic studies, with adult fish used for longer-term studies such as human disease and senescence. Zebrafish are often housed at high density in large colonies. As with any similar husbandry situation, diseases can occur, with impacts that range from morbidity to premature mortality costing researchers time and money. Understanding the impact of underlying diseases in zebrafish is crucial, particularly for long-term studies where chronic infections may confound results. One such disease problem ...


Dark Spots Disease Increase In Scleractinian Corals In Bonaire, D.C., Jennifer Mathe Jan 2015

Dark Spots Disease Increase In Scleractinian Corals In Bonaire, D.C., Jennifer Mathe

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Pathogen-host relation dynamics have adjusted in the Caribbean due to increased epizootic events and decreased coral cover resulting from anthropogenic influences. Reef-building corals are being infected by numerous diseases including dark spots disease, a ubiquitous Caribbean disease of an unknown agent. The objectives of this study were to quantify the change in dark spots disease prevalence in Siderastrea siderea and Stephanocoenia spp. from 1998 to 2014 and determine influencing conditions on prevalence and infection severity of disease. The abundance of benthic organisms and substrate types were also quantified. A 1350 m2 area between six sites on Bonaire was surveyed using ...