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Climate change and infectious fish diseases.

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This book contains topics on the role of climatic factors on the epidemiology, prevalence, distribution, prevention and control of fish diseases. The 25 chapters that are divided into three main parts that discuss freshwater ecosystems and biological sequestrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide; microbial diseases (viral, bacterial and fungal infections) and parasitic diseases (protozoan and metaz...


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Biological sequestrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide with strategies to enhance storage of the gas.

This chapter discusses the two processes involved in biological sequestration (i.e. the oceanic sequestration through fertilization and terrestrial sequestration) and describes the role of plants as natural carbon sinks. The use of genetic engineering approaches to enhance phytosequestration of carbon dioxide and the sustainability of this method are also discussed. Biological sequestration strategies have the potential to tackle elevated carbon levels. But as each has its drawbacks, more than one strategy needs to be employed to achieve mitigation. Several examples of genetic engineering that target this process not only can enhance carbon sequestration but also increase the yield of crops. Social and practical issues stand in the way of the widespread cultivation of transgenics, especially in developing countries. With time, the advantages of genetic engineering might overcome these problems. The ideas proposed with regard to genetic engineering are currently only at the initial stage of study. Further research is suggested to achieve optimal integration of transgenic proteins in higher plant systems.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Freshwater ecosystems in North America with reference to the Great Lakes Basin. Author(s): Kerckhove, D. T. de Chu, C.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Tropical freshwater ecosystems, biota and anthropogenic activities with reference to South-East Asia. Author(s): Liew JiaHuan Lim, R. B. H. Low BiWei Mowe, M. A. D. Ng TingHui Zeng YiWen Yeo, D. C. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 58) Rhabdovirosis (viral haemorrhagic septicaemia virus). Author(s): Stepien, C. A. Leaman, D. W. Niner, M. D.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 85) Nodavirosis (Striped jack nervous necrosis virus). Author(s): Zainathan, S. C. Nurshuhada Ariff
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 102) Aquatic birnavirosis (infectious pancreatic necrosis virus). Author(s): Dopazo, C. P.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 124) Herpesvirosis (koi herpesvirus). Author(s): Soliman, H. El-Matbouli, M.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 142) Orthomyxovirosis (tilapia lake virus). Author(s): Surachetpong, W. Sirikanchana, K.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 157) Iridovirosis. Author(s): Chou HsinYiu Kondo, H. Qin QiWei
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 182) Vibriosis. Author(s): Amaro, C. Fouz, B. Sanjuán, E. Romalde, J. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 211) Aeromoniosis (Aeromonas salmonicida). Author(s): Crumlish, M. Austin, B.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 235) Edwardsiellosis. Author(s): Griffin, M. J. Soto, E. Wise, D. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 265) Fish mycobacteriosis. Author(s): Whipps, C. M. Gauthier, D. T. Kent, M. L.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 280) Piscirickettsiosis (Piscirickettsia salmonis). Author(s): Smith, P. A. Mardones, F. O.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 291) Epizootic ulcerative syndrome (Aphanomyces invadans). Author(s): Dibyendu Kamilya John, K. R.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 303) Amoebiosis (Neoparamoeba perurans). Author(s): Sokołowska, J. Nowak, B. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 319) Scuticociliatosis. Author(s): Lamas, J. Leiro, J. M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 349) Ichthyophthiriosis (Ichthyophthirius multifiliis). Author(s): Jørgensen, L. von G. Buchmann, K.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 363) Microsporidiosis (Loma salmonae). Author(s): Speare, D. J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 381) Myxoboliosis (Myxobolus cerebralis). Author(s): Alexander, J. D. Bartholomew, J. L.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 404) Gyrodactylosis (Gyrodactylus salaris). Author(s): Mo, T. A.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 423) Eubothriosis. Author(s): MacKenzie, K.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 434) Diplostomiasis (Diplostomum spathaceum and related species). Author(s): Karvonen, A. Marcogliese, D. J.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 457) Anisakiosis (Anisakis simplex s.l.). Author(s): Levsen, A. Cipriani, P. Bao, M. Giulietti, L. Mattiucci, S.
Chapter: 25 (Page no: 471) Lepeophtheirosis (Lepeophtheirus salmonis). Author(s): Fast, M. D. Dalvin, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Biological Sciences, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, KK Birla Goa Campus, NH 17B, Bypass Road, Zuarinagar, Sancoale, Goa 403 726, India.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2020
  • ISBN
  • 9781789243277
  • Record Number
  • 20203394735