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A previously undescribed set of Saprolegnia spp. In the invasive spiny-cheek crayfish (Oronectes limosus, Rafinesque)
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolution, Limnology.
2008 (English)In: Fundamental and Applied Limnology, ISSN 1863-9135, Vol. 172, no 2, 1-5 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Coinciding with a population decline in the invasive spiny-cheek crayfish Orconectes limosus in Lake Constance. SW Germany, we found crayfish specimens with a fungus-like Aufwuchs which after DNA-isolation and sequencing was identified as consisting of a set of previously undescribed Saprolegnia species. This finding may have implications for the farming and conservation of native crayfish as well as for the lake's ecosystem. We propose that spiny-cheek crayfish might function as a disease vector for these potential pathogens.

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2008. Vol. 172, no 2, 1-5 p.
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Oomycetes, invasive crayfish, population dynamics, Lake Constance
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Biological Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-107686DOI: 10.1127/1863-9135/2008/0172-0161ISI: 000259369800007OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-107686DiVA: diva2:232465
Available from: 2009-08-24 Created: 2009-08-24 Last updated: 2009-08-28Bibliographically approved

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