Special Issue "Diseases in Laboratory and Wild Aquatic Organisms"

A special issue of Animals (ISSN 2076-2615). This special issue belongs to the section "Aquatic Animals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Giovanni Lanteri
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Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: pathology; fish pathology; laboratory animals; autopsy; oncology; aquatic organisms
Dr. Carmelo Iaria

Guest Editor
Department of Chemical, Biological, Pharmaceutical and Environmental Sciences, University of Messina, 98166 Messina, Italy
Interests: : fish pathology; laboratory animals; animal welfare; fish husbandry; diseases of aquatic organisms
Dr. Jessica Maria Abbate

Guest Editor
Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Messina, 98168 Messina, Italy
Interests: pathology; parasitology; infectious diseases; entomology; oncology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Experimental studies on aquatic organisms are useful in pathological, biochemical, pharmaceutical, clinical, and environmental investigations. There is growing interest in the use of fish as aquatic animals for human research and biomedicine, as well as for toxicological, ecological, and aquaculture purposes. For this reason, the health surveillance of animals used for research is necessary to maintain an optimal state of health in laboratory animals and controlled environmental conditions. The Special Issue welcomes pathological studies on laboratory and wild aquatic animals, fish, and shellfish, focusing on all aspects of disease phenomena in aquatic organisms. In particular, congenital anomalies, infectious and parasitic diseases, tumours, toxic effects, and all of the factors that could influence the health status of animals used in research.

Potential topics include:

  1. Fish and shellfish diseases
  2. Congenital anomalies
  3. Viral diseases
  4. Bacterial diseases
  5. Parasitic diseases
  6. Tumours in aquatic organisms
  7. Immunological studies on fish and shellfish
  8. Pharmacological studies on aquatic animals
  9. Diseases studied in laboratory animals for human and aquaculture research
  10. Health surveillance

Prof. Giovanni Lanteri
Dr. Carmelo Iaria
Dr. Jessica Maria Abbate
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • aquatic organisms
  • fish
  • shellfish
  • pathological analysis
  • infectious diseases
  • immunity
  • stress
  • aquaculture diseases
  • fish oncology

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Environmental Investigations and Tissue Bioaccumulation of Heavy Metals in Grey Mullet from the Black Sea (Bulgaria) and the Ionian Sea (Italy)
Animals 2020, 10(10), 1739; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10101739 - 24 Sep 2020
Abstract
The environmental monitoring of chemical toxicants has been a widely studied topic in the last few decades. The main aim of the present study was to determine the total concentration of nine elements (Cd, Cr, Pb, Ni, Al, Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn) [...] Read more.
The environmental monitoring of chemical toxicants has been a widely studied topic in the last few decades. The main aim of the present study was to determine the total concentration of nine elements (Cd, Cr, Pb, Ni, Al, Cu, Fe, Mn, and Zn) in the fish species grey mullet (M. cephalus) and in the coastal marine waters collected from various sampling points along the Black Sea (Bulgaria) and the Ionian Sea (Italy). Further, those results were applied to predict the pollution degree in those coastal marine environments. The fish samples were subject to acid digestion followed by appropriate analytical determination. The metal concentrations in marine water samples collected from the Black Sea (Bulgaria) and the Ionian Sea (Italy) were also analyzed. Unpaired Student’s t-test and the one-way ANOVA were applied for the statistical analysis of the data. The statistical results revealed a significant variation (p < 0.0001) in the concentration of various fish tissues. The accumulation of toxic and essential elements differs significantly in grey mullet species caught from the Black Sea (Bulgaria) and the Ionian Sea (Italy). The results from this study may serve as a convenient approach during marine pollution programs set by both countries (Italy and Bulgaria). Full article
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