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dc.contributor.authorMiranda Henderson
dc.contributor.authorCanela, Jenelly
dc.contributor.authorFischer, Jeff
dc.contributor.authorReichmuth, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-25T15:38:24Z
dc.date.available2020-02-25T15:38:24Z
dc.date.issued1/30/2020
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10675.2/623093
dc.descriptionPresentation given at the 21th Annual Phi Kappa Phi Student Research and Fine Arts Conference
dc.description.abstractMicrosporidia are spore-forming obligate intracellular parasitic fungi that infect eukaryotic organisms. They are ubiquitous in nature and infections occur worldwide in terrestrial and aquatic hosts. Some species of Microsporidia have been shown to infect the hepatopancreas of shrimp, which may affect their ability to obtain nutrients, stunt their growth, and increase their susceptibility to additional diseases. Microsporidiosis in shrimp has been shown to negatively impact the commercial shrimp industry, resulting in great economic loss specifically to the state of Georgia since this fishery is the largest and most lucrative. This study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of microsporidia in shrimp from the Satilla River Estuary in Georgia because of man-made cuts that have altered water quality conditions that could affect shrimp health specifically. Shrimp were caught at four collection sites using 6.1m (20ft) otter trawls and cast nets and were transported on ice back to the lab where they were frozen until dissection. Using bright-field light microscopy and a previously established staining technique, microsporidian spores were detected in hepatopancreas� extracts in greater than 30% of the shrimp analyzed.�
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dc.titleTHE DETECTION AND PREVALENCE OF MICROSPORIDIA IN SHRIMP FROM THE SATILLA RIVER ESTUARY
dc.typePoster
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Sciences
cr.funding.sourceOTHER
dc.contributor.sponsorFischer, Jeff
dc.contributor.sponsorReichmuth, Jessica
dc.contributor.affiliationAugusta University


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