• Brian Austin
  • Dawn A. Austin


There has been a progressive increase in the number of new bacterial taxa associated with fish diseases, with examples including Pasteurella skyensis and Francisella noatunensis and the emergence of so-called unculturables, e.g. Candidatus, intact cells of which have been observed in diseased tissue but culture has not yet been achieved.


Bacterial Taxon Fish Pathogen Disease Situation Coral Pathogen Weakened Host 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian Austin
    • 1
  • Dawn A. Austin
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of AquacultureUniversity of StirlingStirlingUK
  2. 2.School of Life SciencesHeriot-Watt UniversityEdinburghUK

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