Special Issue "Parasitic Diseases of Fish: Identification, Host-Parasite Interactions and Molecular Biology"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2023) | Viewed by 22662
Interests: fish parasites; Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae; proliferative kidney diseases; fish diseases
Interests: myxozoan parasites; host–parasite interaction; proliferative kidney disease
Diseases are the major impediment for the rapid growth rate of aquaculture and fisheries. Even though they incur both direct and indirect losses, research efforts on parasitic diseases of aquatic animals are often neglected and disparaged. There is a great diversity of parasites that affect fish species, both captive and in the wild. Global economic losses to the tune of from 1.05 to 9.58 billion USD/year have been estimated due to parasites in finfish aquaculture. Moreover, certain fish parasites are known to threaten the wild fish population and may even lead to the local extinction of fish species. Accordingly, the proposed Special Issue shall provide a detailed insight into parasitic diseases of fish. The Special Issue seeks novel research and review papers on all aspects of fish parasitology, including but not limited to emerging parasitic diseases, characterization of pathogens, surveillance, epidemiology, host–parasite interaction, immune evasion stratergies adopted by parasites, infection dynamics of parasites in the wake of global warming, molecular parasitology, novel diagnostic tools, innovative treatment and control measures, and drug-resistant parasites. We hope that the Special Issue may act as an appropriate platform to exchange ideas and enrich our understanding of parasitic diseases in cultured and wild fish. Let us join together for the advancement of fish parasitological studies; your valuable contribution to this endeavor would be very much appreciated.
Dr. Gokhlesh Kumar
Dr. Arun Sudhagar
Dr. Kandasamy Saravanan
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- fish parasites
- host–pathogen interaction
- immune evasion
- infection dynamics
- diagnostic tools
- anti-parasitic drugs