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Gaffkemia, a bacterial disease of lobsters: Genus Homarus

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posted on 2014-05-21, 00:00 authored by James E. Stewart, L. J. Marks

Lobsters infected with even a few cells (ca. 5 bacterial cells/ kg body weight) of a  virulent strain of A. viridans (var.) homari invariably die. On occasion, the disease undoubtedly has an important  but undetermined  impact on wild stocks of lobsters. It can be highly damaging to live stored lobsters, periodically causing severe losses. 

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Issue

52

Published under the auspices of the following ICES Steering Group or Committee

  • ASG

Published under the auspices of the following ICES Expert Group or Strategic Initiative

WGPDMO

Series

ICES Identification Leaflets for Diseases and Parasites in Fish and Shellfish

Series Editor/s

Gilles Olivier

ISBN

978-87-7482-844-0

ISSN

0109-2510

Recommended citation

Stewart, J. E., and Marks, L. J. 1999. Gaffkemia, a bacterial disease of lobsters: Genus Homarus. ICES Identification Leaflets for Diseases and Parasites in Fish and Shellfish, No. 52. 3 pp. https://doi.org/10.17895/ices.pub.5233

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