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Description - Finfish and Shellfish Bacteriology Manual by Kimberley Whitman

Significant advances in the field of microflora of aquatic animals, including fish and invertebrates, demands a practical laboratory text with the current methods for the bacteriological analysis of health and disease in fish and shellfish. Practical rather than theoretical, this manual is useful for individuals working in aquatic, environmental, and veterinary science, and in aquaculture, public health, and aquatic research. 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 will need no additional resources. The effective, easy-to-follow organization of the "Finfish and Shellfish Bacteriology Manual" make it the primary sourcebook for 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813819525
ISBN-10: 0813819520
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 165mm x 20mm)
Pages: 258
Imprint: Iowa State University Press
Publisher: Iowa State University Press
Publish Date: 28-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Kimberley Whitman

Kimberley A. Whitman BSc., specializes in microbiology, and has 20 years experience working as a fish health bacteriologist/biologist with government agencies, academic institutions, and industry. Currently, Ms. Whitman is working with Malaspina University - College, Nanaimo, British Columbia as a fish health instructor. She also is employed with the private sector implementing a quality assurance program for a marine extraction plant, and is the owner of OHB Enterprises as a consultant for international aquatic facilities.