Methods are presented for the isolation and identification of bacterial pathogens in fish and shellfish and zoonotic pathogens in shellfish. The step–by–step presentation of procedures guides students in aquatic health and newcomers to the diagnostic laboratory while providing a refresher course for the more experienced laboratory employee. Numerous tables and illustrations further assist readers. Thorough coverage of basic bacteriological techniques ensures that even the inexperienced aquatic health diagnostician lacking a background in microbiology will need no additional resources.
The effective, easy–to–follow organization and wealth of valuable information in the Finfish and Shellfish Bacteriology Manual will make it the primary sourcebook in any laboratory. Whether it′s used as an occasional quick reference by the experienced fish diagnostician or as a tool to build diagnostic capabilities from the ground up, this book rises to the challenge.
1. Finfish Bacteriology.
2. Sample Collection to Detect Bacterial Infection in Finfish.
3. Packaging Fish for Transport.
4. Aseptic Bacterial Examination of Finfish.
5. Shellfish Bacteriology.
6. Sample Collection to Detect Bacterial Infection in Shellfish.
7. Sampling and Packaging Bivalves and Crustaceans for Transport.
8. Aseptic Bacterial Examination of Bivalves.
9. Aseptic Bacterial Examination of Lobsters.
10. Diagnostic Methodology in Finfish and Shellfish Bacteriology.
11. Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests.
12. Bacteriology Culture Media.
13. Pure–Culture Techniques.
14. Staining Methods.
15. Colony Identification.
16. Biochemical Activities of Bacteria.
18. Antibiotic Testing.
19. Specific Techniques Used for Finfish Bacteriology.
20. Specific Techniques Used for Shellfish Bacteriology.
21. Enumeration of Bacteria by the Plate Count Technique.
22. Public Health Indicator Oganisms in Bivalves.