Special Issue "Taxonomy and Diversity of Aquaculture and Fisheries Parasites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2019).
Interests: parasites and diseases; taxonomy; systematics; development and life histories; diagnoses and management of diseases; ecology; pathogenesis and host-parasite relationships; public health; protozoans; protists; digeneans; nematodes; myxosporans; coccidians; microsporans; and haplosporans; viral infections in shrimp, crabs and fish; microsporidian infections in wild animals
Parasites are superabundant, and depending on how one defines a “parasite”, they may constitute close to half the organisms on Earth. Species from the aquatic environment make up a large percentage of those, including internal and external kinds and those include viruses, bacteria, fungi, protists, different “protozoan” groups, platyhelminths, and non-platyhelminth metazoans. A large percentage of these infect and influence fisheries, including those constituting bony fishes, elasmobranchs, and shellfishes. In addition to the diverse nature of these parasitic groups, there is diversity among each kind of parasite. This diversity involving infections in fisheries remains poorly understood, partially because fewer than half the number of species have been described. Consequently, uncertainty of the relationship among the species exists. This Special Issue provides a venue to highlight new research that enhances our understanding regarding i) the identity, diversity and distribution of one or more parasitic groups; ii) the influence of such groups on fisheries in the wild or in aquaculture as it relates to health of the hosts or activities such as migration, feeding, separation of stocks, climatic or anthropogenic changes, and public health risk; and iii) the diversity components as they describe and discuss such features including host, size, prey kind, pathogenicity, susceptibility, resistance, physiology, climate, geography, history, mitigation, evolution of parasites or hosts, or the combination of any of those.
Prof. Robin M. Overstreet
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