Saying a brand new publication for Marine Life Science & Know-how journal. On this overview article the authors Caiwen Li, Meng Li and Qian Huang from Institute of Oceanology, Chinese language Academy of Sciences, Qingdao, China think about the affect of the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium on aquaculture of marine crustaceans in China.
Hematodinium is a kind of parasitic dinoflagellate that infects marine crustaceans globally. The parasite lives primarily within the hemolymph or hemocoels of affected hosts, and ends in mortalities because of malfunction or lack of capabilities of main organs.
In recent times, the parasite has developed into an rising epidemic pathogen not solely affecting wild populations of economically helpful marine crustaceans in western nations but additionally the sustainable yield of aquaculture of main crabs in China. Epidemics of the parasitic illness have expanded not too long ago within the coastal waters of China inflicting frequent outbreaks in aquaculture of main crab species, particularly Portunus trituberculatus and Scylla paramamosain. The pathogen additionally contaminated two species of co-cultured shrimps and a number of cohabitating wild crabs, suggesting it’s a vital risk to the sustainable tradition of commercially helpful marine crustaceans. The polyculture system that’s extensively used alongside the coast of China might facilitate the unfold and transmission of the pathogen.
To supply a greater understanding of the organic and ecological traits of the parasitic dinoflagellate and spotlight necessary instructions for future analysis, the authors of this text overview the present information on the taxonomy, life cycle, pathogenesis, transmission and epidemiology of Hematodinium spp. proposing ecological countermeasures for the prevention and management of this rising infectious illness.
Article reference: Caiwen Li, Meng Li and Qian Huang, The parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinium infects marine crustaceans, Marine Life Science & Know-how, 2020, ISSN 2662-1746, https:/
Key phrases: Parasitic dinoflagellate, Variety, Life cycle, Pathogenesis, Outbreak mechanism, Ecological management
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