A mycosis of the American lobster, Homarus americanus, caused by Fusarium sp

Donald V. Lightner, C. T. Fontaine

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Abstract

A mycosis in cultured American lobsters, Homarus americanus, is described. The causative agent, a pigment-producing Fusarium sp., was isolated from diseased lobsters from an experimental "lobster farm" in New York. Affected lobsters had "black spots" of various sizes on the exoskeleton and appendages and brownish discoloration of the gills. Hyphae and conidia of the Fusarium sp. were present in or on these lesions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-245
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Invertebrate Pathology
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1975

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  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics

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