Diseases of American lobsters (Homarus americanus)

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Title Diseases of American lobsters (Homarus americanus): A review
Author(s) Richard J. Cawthorn
Journal Journal of invertebrate pathology,
Date 2011
Volume 106
Issue 1
Start page 71
End page 78
Abstract The American lobster fishery is a significant economic driver in coastal communities of North America. Increasingly, the impacts of infectious disease are recognized as important components and factors in the population ecology and subsequent management of the lobster fishery. Both environmental and anthropogenic factors impact marine diseases. The review herein highlights aspects of several important bacterial, fungal and protistan diseases, including gaffkemia, shell disease, vibriosis, disease caused by species of Lagenidium, Haliphthoros and Fusarium, paramoebiasis and Bumper Car disease. As the global environment continues to change, these diseases could more severely affect both wild caught and impounded lobsters.
DOI 10.1016/j.jip.2010.09.010
PubMed ID 21215356

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