Special Issue "Recent Research on Fish Vaccination"

A special issue of Microorganisms (ISSN 2076-2607). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Microbiology and Immunology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2023 | Viewed by 115

Special Issue Editors

Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences and the Aquaculture Research Institute, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA
Interests: aquaculture vaccine development; fish health/diseases; fish immunology/pathology; molecular diagnostics; proteomics; aquaculture development (new species)
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Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, USA
Interests: aquaculture vaccine development; fish diseases; fish immunology/pathology; molecular diagnostics; genome-editing technologies; cells culture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fish vaccination has been an essential disease management tool that has significantly contributed to global aquaculture production over the past fifty years. However, the need for new and improved vaccines to combat disease threats is critical, and although commercial vaccines are available in many countries, several challenges exist when attempting to develop new vaccines that are both efficacious and practical in their delivery and application for certain fish species. This Special Issue aims to provide an overview and update on advances in fish vaccines and vaccination strategies for viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases. Such research has primarily targeted economically important pathogens and consisted of whole killed cell or attenuated vaccines, DNA vaccines, recombinant subunit vaccines, and other novel preparations or approaches. The use of various adjuvants to enhance immunity following vaccination has been explored and will be reviewed. Furthermore, this Special Issue will highlight fish vaccine delivery strategies due to the significant need to immunize fish using practical and economically viable methods, such as immersion or oral delivery. Advances in the development of fish vaccines, improved delivery strategies, and the general knowledge of fish immunology will be highlighted.

Prof. Dr. Kenneth Cain
Dr. Jie Ma
Guest Editors

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  • fish vaccination
  • fish vaccines
  • adjuvants
  • DNA vaccines
  • recombinant vaccines
  • attenuated vaccines
  • immersion delivery
  • oral delivery
  • fish immunology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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