Correlation Between Pollution Trends of Freshwater Bodies and Bacterial Disease of Fish Fauna

  • Gowhar Hamid Dar
  • Rouf Ahmad Bhat
  • Azra N. Kamili
  • Mohammad Z. Chishti
  • Humaira Qadri
  • Rubiya Dar
  • Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood


Fish diseases are major challenges now-a-days which disrupt the stable supply of fishes around the world. Fish diseases are caused by bacterial and fungal infection and other environmental factors (poor water quality) are generally responsible for mass mortalities both in cultured as well as in wild fishes. Bacterial infection produces septicaemia, ulcerative and haemorrhagic diseases causing significant mortality in fishes of different habitats and affects the economy of the aquaculture sector. Polluted environs contains always disease spreading pathogens in addition to facultative microbes. The current review suggests that the incidences of bacterial infection in fishes have increased significantly, with new pathogens regularly recognized. Furthermore, the accounts of the whole genomes of various bacterial species over the years have allowed the identification of an important number of virulence genes that affect the pathogenic potential of these bacteria. The literature over review provides the most relevant information derived from the available bacterial genomes in relation to virulence and on the diverse virulence factors. Thus an attempt is made in the current review to portray the importance of profiling and evaluation of effect of the pathogenic bacteria in the fish fauna.


Fish Pathogen Bacteria Profiling Environmental pollution 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gowhar Hamid Dar
    • 1
  • Rouf Ahmad Bhat
    • 1
  • Azra N. Kamili
    • 2
  • Mohammad Z. Chishti
    • 3
  • Humaira Qadri
    • 1
  • Rubiya Dar
    • 2
  • Mohammad Aneesul Mehmood
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental Sciences, School of SciencesSri Pratap College Campus, Cluster University of SrinagarSrinagarIndia
  2. 2.Centre of Research for DevelopmentUniversity of KashmirSrinagarIndia
  3. 3.School of Life SciencesCentral University of KashmirSrinagarIndia

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