Project

Study of the early pathogenesis of columnaris disease in freshwaterfish

Code
01Z06210
Duration
01 October 2010 → 30 September 2020
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal morphology, anatomy and physiology
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Fisheries sicences not elsewhere classified
Keywords
Flavobacterium columnare gill trout columnaris disease carp
 
Project description

This research focuses on the early interaction of Flavobacterium columnare with the gill tissue of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and carp (Cyprinus carpio). Following the perfection of a experimental infection model through immersion challenge, the virulence of various field isolates will be typified. Following, the interaction of highly and low virulence isolates with the gill tissue will be examined aiming at identifying virulence markers.