Accession Number : ADA322940

Title :   Columnaris Disease of Fishes.

Descriptive Note : Fish health bulletin no. 3,

Corporate Author : FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE KEARNEYSVILLE WV NATIONAL FISH HEALTH RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s) : Bullock, G. L. ; McCraren, J. P.

PDF Url : ADA322940

Report Date : 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 2

Abstract : Columnaris disease is a bacterial infection of warm-water fishes, trout, and anadromous fishes (which move from the sea up freshwater streams to spawn). The disease may be mild or severe, and of short or long duration. The causative organism was first isolated in 1944 and named on the basis of its appearance when viewed with a microscope-that is, the bacteria from Columns on a microscope slide. It was later named Flexibacter columnaris.

Descriptors :   *INFECTIOUS DISEASES, *BACTERIAL DISEASES, *FISHES, *TROUT, BACTERIA, LONG RANGE(TIME), SHORT RANGE(TIME).

Subject Categories : Biology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE