Aquaculture Virology

Aquaculture Virology

1st Edition - July 11, 2016

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  • Editors: Frederick Kibenge, Marcos Godoy Dr.
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128015735
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128017548

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To date textbooks on viruses infecting fish, crustaceans and molluscs, the three main aquatic animal farmed groups,  have been on the whole “diseases-centric” and individual viral diseases selected based on “epizoo-centric” approaches with little to no coverage of the basic biology of the viruses, in contrast to textbooks on viruses infecting terrestrial – farmed, pet, and free-range (wild) – animals and humans. Despite considerable advances in animal virology in recent years coupled with an economically important global aquaculture industry, knowledge of viruses of animal aquaculture is still sparse and in some cases outdated although these viruses are closely related to well-known virus families. The last book in fish virology (Fish viruses and fish viral diseases 1988, Wolf, K.) was published in the 1980s. A lot of work has been done on fish viruses and many new aquatic animal viruses continue to be discovered. Aquaculture Virology provides the current state of knowledge of aquatic animal viruses within the current virus classification and taxonomic context thereby allowing the reader to draw on the principles of general virology. This book is a systematic and concise resource useful to anyone involved with or looking to move into aquaculture and fisheries. Clinical veterinarians, aquaculture disease practitioners, biologists, farmers, and all those in industry, government or academia who are interested in aquatic animal virology will find this book extremely useful.

Key Features

  • Provides unique comprehensive information on animal viruses for aquaculture and fisheries
  • Presents high quality illustrations of viral structure, diagrams of viral disease processes, gross pathology and histopathology lesions, and summary tables to aid in understanding
  • Describes aquatic animal viruses of the three major aquatic animals, fish, crustaceans, and molluscs, within the current virus classification and taxonomic context thereby allowing the reader to draw on the principles of general virology


Aquaculture Practitioners in the prevention and control of viral aquaculture diseases. Aquaculture industry researchers and scientists and associated industries (pharma, health/nutrition etc), Students across disciplines in aquaculture, comparative virology, biology, veterinary sciences, biotechnology, animal science & marine biology

Table of Contents

  • General Aspects
    1. Introduction to aquaculture and fisheries
    2. Classification and identification of aquatic animal viruses
    3. Unclassified and unassigned aquatic animal viruses
    4. Diagnosis of aquatic animal viral diseases
    5. Prevention and control of aquatic animal viral diseases
    6. Determinants of emergence of viral diseases in aquaculture

    DNA Viruses of Fish
    7. Poxviruses of fish
    8. Iridoviruses of fish
    9. Alloherpesviruses of fish
    10. Adenoviruses of fish
    11. Papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses of fish
    12. Circoviruses of fish

    RNA Viruses of Fish
    13. Retroviruses of fish
    14. Reoviruses of aquatic organisms
    15. Birnaviruses of aquatic organisms
    16. Totiviruses of fish
    17. Paramyxoviruses of fish
    18. Rhabdoviruses of fish
    19. Orthomyxoviruses of fish
    20. Coronaviruses of aquatic organisms
    21. Picornaviruses of fish
    22. Caliciviruses of fish
    23. Togaviruses of fish
    24. Hepeviruses of fish
    25. Nodaviruses of fish

    DNA Viruses of Crustaceans
    26. Nimaviruses of crustaceans
    27. Nudiviruses and other large, double-stranded circular DNA viruses of invertebrates: New insights on an old topic
    28. Historic emergence, impact and current status of shrimp pathogens in Asia
    29. Circoviruses of crustaceans

    RNA Viruses of Crustaceans
    30. Totiviruses of crustaceans
    31. Togaviruses of crustaceans
    32. Roniviruses of crustaceans
    33. Historic emergence, impact and current status of shrimp pathogens in the Americas
    34. Nodaviruses of crustaceans
    35. Bunyaviruses of crustaceans

    DNA Viruses of Molluscs
    36. Iridoviruses of molluscs
    37. Malacoherpesviruses of molluscs
    38. Papillomaviruses and polyomaviruses of molluscs

    RNA Viruses of Molluscs
    39. Picornaviruses of molluscs


Product details

  • No. of pages: 568
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2016
  • Published: July 11, 2016
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128015735
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128017548

About the Editors

Frederick Kibenge

Dr. Frederick Kibenge is Professor of Virology at the Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island. He obtained his BVM from Makerere University and his PhD from Murdoch University, and he is the former Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the Atlantic Veterinary College. Dr. Kibenge has more than 30 years of experience investigating animal viruses and the biology of viral pathogens. His research focuses on understanding the mechanisms of virus virulence to improve on methods of virus detection and control.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Virology, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PEI, Canada

Marcos Godoy Dr.

Dr. Marcos Godoy is a field veterinarian and Faculty of Natural Sciences at the Veterinary School of San Sebastian University. He is also Technical Director at Centro de Investigaciones Biologicas Aplicadas (CIBA). His work focuses on pathology, diagnostic equipment, and associated services in fish and molluscan aquaculture. His recent research interests include investigating disease outbreaks of salmonids in Chilean aquaculture operations

Affiliations and Expertise

Veterinarian, Marine Biologist, Universidad San Sebastian, Medicina Veterinaria, Puerto Montt, Chile; Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas Aplicadas (CIBA), Puerto Montt, Chile

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