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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Benjamin R Lafrentz
Aquatic Animal Health Research
Research Molecular Biologist

Phone: (334) 887-3741 ext. 52
Fax: (334) 887-2983

990 WIRE RD
AUBURN, AL, 36832

Projects
Nutrition and Feed Development for Warm Water Aquaculture
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418592
Integrated Aquatic Animal Health Strategies
Appropriated (D)
  Accession Number: 418774
EFFICACY OF A MODIFIED LIVE FLAVOBACTERIUM COLUMNARE VACCINE IN WALLEYE
Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement (N)
  Accession Number: 420047
Pathogen Surveillance, Control and Vaccine Use on Fish Farms in the Southeastern U.S
Specific Cooperative Agreement (S)
  Accession Number: 419064

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Complete genome sequence of Flavobacterium psychrophilum strain CSF259-93 used to select rainbow trout for increased genetic resistance against bacterial cold water disease - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (15-Aug-14)
Development of a waterborne challenge model for Flavobacterium psychrophilum - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (28-Jul-14)
Phenotypic characterization and genetic diversity of Flavobacterium columnare isolated from red tilapia, Oreochromis sp. in Thailand - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (26-Jul-14)
Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and standard protocol for genomovar assignment - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Waldbieser, G.C., Welch, T.J., Shoemaker, C.A. 2014. Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and standard protocol for genomovar assignment [abstract]. International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health. p.92.
Is there a genetic correlation between the resistance of channel catfish to Edwardsiella ictaluri and Flavobacterium columnare, and how do we get there? - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Peterson, B.C., Ourth, D.D., Shoemaker, C.A. 2014. Is there a genetic correlation between the resistance of channel catfish to Edwardsiella ictaluri and Flavobacterium columnare, and how do we get there? [abstract].International Symposium on Aquatic Animal Health. p. 94.
Lack of association between Flavobacterium columnare genomovar and virulence in hybrid tilapia Oreochromis niloticus (L.) x Oreochromis aureus (Steindachner) - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (04-Apr-14)
Enhanced susceptibility of hybrid tilapia to Flavobacterium columnare after parasitism by Ichthyophthirius multifiliis - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Xu, D., Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R. 2014. Enhanced susceptibility of hybrid tilapia to Flavobacterium columnare after parasitism by Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Aquaculture. 430:44-49.
Managing animal health from an aquaculture perspective - (Abstract Only)
Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R., Xu, D., Zhang, D. 2014. Managing animal health from an aquaculture perspective. Journal of Animal Science. 90(2):40.
Enhanced efficacy of an attenuated Flavobacterium psychrophilum strain cultured under iron-limited conditions Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Long, A., Fehringer, T.R., Swain, M.A., Lafrentz, B.R., Call, D., Cain, K.D. 2013. Enhanced efficacy of an attenuated Flavobacterium psychrophilum strain cultured under iron-limited conditions. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 35:1477-1482.
Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and standard protocol for genomovar assignment - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Waldbieser, G.C., Welch, T.J., Shoemaker, C.A. 2014. Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and standard protocol for genomovar assignment. Journal of Fish Diseases. 37(7):657-669.
Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and relevance to genomovar assignment - (Other)
Lafrentz, B.R., Waldbieser, G.C., Welch, T.J., Shoemaker, C.A. 2013. Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and relevance to genomovar assignment. Genbank. Accession Nos. KC912647-KC912684.
Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and relevance to genomovar assignment - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Waldbieser, G.C., Welch, T.J., Shoemaker, C.A. 2013. Intragenomic heterogeneity in the 16S rRNA genes of Flavobacterium columnare and relevance to genomovar assignment [abstract]. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p. 24.
Selective breeding of food sized rainbow trout against Flavobacteriosis - (Proceedings)
Lapatra, S.E., Lafrentz, B.R., Towner, R.H. 2012. Selective breeding of food sized rainbow trout against Flavobacteriosis. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Members of the Genus Flavobacterium. June 5-7, 2012, Turku, Finland. 2012 CDROM.
The Flavobacterium challenge: host, genomovar, and virulence - (Proceedings)
Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H. 2012. The Flavobacterium challenge: host, genomovar, and virulence. In: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on the Members of the Genus Flavobacterium. June 5-7, 2012, Turku, Finland. 2012 CDROM.
Vaccination of fish against Flavobacterium columnare and F. psychrophilum - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Cain, K.D., Shoemaker, C.A., Klesius, P.H. 2012. Vaccination of fish against Flavobacterium columnare and F. psychrophilum [abstract]. US-Russia Workshop on Aquaculture and Fish Health. p. 17.
Reproducible challenge model to investigate the virulence of Flavobacterium columnare genomovars in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Shoemaker, C.A., Klesius, P.H. 2012. Reproducible challenge model to investigate the virulence of Flavobacterium columnare genomovars in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 101:115-122.
Development of a reproducible challenge model to investigate the virulence of Flavobacterium columnare genomovars in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Shoemaker, C.A., Klesius, P.H. 2012. Development of a reproducible challenge model to investigate the virulence of Flavobacterium columnare genomovars in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)[abstract]. American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting. p. 25.
Columnaris Disease - (Book / Chapter)
Lafrentz, B.R., Goodwin, A.E., Shoemaker, C.A. 2012. Columnaris Disease. In: AFS-FHS (American Fisheries Society-Fish Health Section). FHS blue book: suggested procedures for the detection and identification of certain finfish and shellfish pathogens. AFS-FHS. Bethesda, Maryland. chap. 1.2.3.
Immunization of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) with a crude lipopolysaccharide extract from Flavobacterium psychrophilum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Call, D.R., Cain, K.D. 2014. Immunization of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) with a crude lipopolysaccharide extract from Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Aquaculture Research. 45:476-483.
Bivalent vaccination of sex reversed hybrid tilapia against Streptococcus iniae and Vibrio vulnificus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H. 2012. Bivalent vaccination of sex reversed hybrid tilapia against Streptococcus iniae and Vibrio vulnificus. Aquaculture. 354-355:45-49.
Selective breeding of food size rainbow trout against Flavobacteriosis - (Abstract Only)
Lapatra, S.E., Lafrentz, B.R., Towner, R.H. 2012. Selective breeding of food size rainbow trout against Flavobacteriosis [abstract]. 3rd International Conference on Members of the Genus Flavobacterium. p. 60.
The Flavobacterium columnare challenge: host, genomovar and virulence - (Abstract Only)
Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H. 2012. The Flavobacterium columnare challenge: host, genomovar and virulence [abstract]. Flavobacterium 2012. p. 41.
Spleen index and mannose-binding lectin levels in four channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus families exhibiting different susceptibilities to Flavobacterium columnare and Edwardsiella ictaluri Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Shoemaker, C.A., Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C., Ourth, D.C. 2012. Spleen index and mannose-binding lectin levels in four channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus families exhibiting different susceptibilities to Flavobacterium columnare and Edwardsiella ictaluri. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 24:141-147.
Comparative proteomic analysis of virulent and rifampicin attenuated Flavobacterium psychrophilum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Gliniewicz, K., Plant, K.P., Lapatra, S.E., Lafrentz, B.R., Cain, K., Snekvik, K.R., Call, D.R. 2012. Comparative proteomic analysis of virulent and rifampicin attenuated Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Journal of Fish Diseases. 35:529-539.
Spleen size and plasma levels of mannose binding lectin in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus families exhibiting different susceptibilities to Flavobacterium columnare and Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Booth, N.J., Ourth, D.D., Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R. 2012. Spleen size and plasma levels of mannose binding lectin in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus families exhibiting different susceptibilities to Flavobacterium columnare and Edwardsiella ictaluri. Aquaculture America Conference. P. 367.
Vaccination of sex reversed hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus X O. aureus) with an inactivated Vibrio vulnificus vaccine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H. 2011. Vaccination of sex reversed hybrid tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus X O. aureus) with an inactivated Vibrio vulnificus vaccine. Biologicals. 39:424-429.
Modified live Edwardsiella ictaluri vaccine, AQUAVAC-ESC, lacks multidrug resistance plasmids Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Welch, T.J., Shoemaker, C.A., Drennan, J.D., Klesius, P.H. 2011. Modified live Edwardsiella ictaluri vaccine, AQUAVAC-ESC, lacks multidrug resistance plasmids. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 23(4):195-199.
Comparative proteomic analysis of virulent and rifampicin attenuated strains of Flavobacterium psychrophilum - (Abstract Only)
Gliniewicz, K., Plant, K., Lapatra, S.E., Cain, K., Snekvik, K.R., Lafrentz, B.R., Call, D.R. 2011. Comparative proteomic analysis of virulent and rifampicin attenuated strains of Flavobacterium psychrophilum [abstract]. 141st Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Poster No. 453.
Identification of immunogenic proteins within distinct molecular mass fractions of Flavobacterium psychrophilum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Call, D.R., Wiens, G.D., Cain, K.D. 2011. Identification of immunogenic proteins within distinct molecular mass fractions of Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Journal of Fish Diseases. 34:823-830.
Immunoproteomic analysis of the antibody response obtained in Nile tilapia following vaccination with a Streptococcus iniae vaccine Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Shoemaker, C.A., Klesius, P.H. 2011. Immunoproteomic analysis of the antibody response obtained in Nile tilapia following vaccination with a Streptococcus iniae vaccine. Veterinary Microbiology. 152: 346-352.
Case report of an unusual heart abnormality in Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Heidel, J.R. 2011. Case report of an unusual heart abnormality in Rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)[abstract]. Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p. 7.
Development and use of a Flavobacterium columnare challenge model in Rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Shoemaker, C.A., Lapatra, S.E., Klesius, P.H. 2011. Development and use of a Flavobacterium columnare challenge model in Rainbow trout [abstract]. Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p. 41.
Antibiotic sensitivity and molecular analyses demonstrate a lack of IncA/C plasmid in modified live Edwardsiella ictaluri vaccine strain - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Welch, T.J., Shoemaker, C.A., Klesius, P.H. 2010. Antibiotic sensitivity and molecular analyses demonstrate a lack of IncA/C plasmid in modified live Edwardsiella ictaluri vaccine strain [abstract]. Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p.77.
Brood stock immunization: does maternal transfer of specific antibodies protect rainbow trout alevins - (Abstract Only)
Lapatra, S.E., Lafrentz, B.R., Cain, K.D. 2010. Brood stock immunization: does maternal transfer of specific antibodies protect rainbow trout alevins [abstract]. 2010 DAFINET Workshop: Vaccination of Early Life Stages of Fish. p.14-15.
Characterization of susceptibility and carrier status of burbot, Lota lota (L.), to IHNV, IPNV, Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Aeromonas salmonicida, and Renibacterium salmoninarum Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Polinski, M.P., Fehringer, T.R., Johnson, K.A., Snekvik, K.R., Lapatra, S.E., Lafrentz, B.R., Ireland, S.C., Cain, K.D. 2010. Characterization of susceptibility and carrier status of burbot, Lota lota (L.), to IHNV, IPNV, Flavobacterium psychrophilum, Aeromonas salmonicida, and Renibacterium salmoninarum. Journal of Fish Diseases. 33: 559-570.
Protection against heterologous Streptococcus iniae isolates using a modified bacterin vaccine in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Shoemaker, C.A., Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H., Evans, J.J. 2010. Protection against heterologous Streptococcus iniae isolates using a modified bacterin vaccine in Nile tilapia, Oreochromis niloticus (L.). Journal of Fish Diseases. 33: 537-544.
Possible role of the Flavobacterium columnare chemotactic response to skin mucus in virulence - (Abstract Only)
Klesius, P.H., Lafrentz, B.R., Shoemaker, C.A., Evans, J.J. 2009. Possible role of the Flavobacterium columnare chemotactic response to skin mucus in virulence [abstract]. Asian Pacific Aquaculture 2009. Paper 37.
Proteomic analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured in vivo and in iron-limited media Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Call, D.R., Wiens, G.D., Cain, K.D. 2009. Proteomic analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured in vivo and in iron-limited media. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 87:171-182.
Chemotactic response of Flavobacterium columnare to channel catfish mucus - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H., Shoemaker, C.A. 2009. Chemotactic response of Flavobacterium columnare to channel catfish mucus. In: Flavobacterium 2009 Conference, September 21-23, 2009, Paris, France. p. 59.
Proteomic analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured in vivo and in iron-limited media - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Call, D.R., Wiens, G.D., Cain, K.D. 2009. Proteomic analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured in vivo and in iron-limited media. In: Flavobacterium 2009 Conference, September 21-23, 2009, Paris, France. p. 46.
Protection against heterologous Streptococcus iniae isolates using a modified bacterin vaccine in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus - (Abstract Only)
Shoemaker, C.A., Klesius, P.H., Lafrentz, B.R., Evans, J.J. 2009. Protection against heterologous Streptococcus iniae isolates using a modified bacterin vaccine in Nile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus. 14th European Association of Fish Pathologists. International Conference Prague, Czech Republic September 14-19, 2009. p. 98.
Chemotactic response of Flavobacterium columnare to channel catfish mucus - (Proceedings)
Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H., Shoemaker, C.A. 2009. Chemotactic response of Flavobacterium columnare to channel catfish mucus. In: Proceeding of the Members of the Genus Flavobacterium. Flavobacterium 2009, September 21-23, 2009, Paris, France. CDROM.
Proteomic analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured in vivo and in iron-limited media - (Proceedings)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Call, D.R., Wiens, G.D., Cain, K.D. 2009. Proteomic analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured in vivo and in iron-limited media. In: Proceeding of the Members of the Genus Flavobacterium. Flavobacterium 2009, September 21-23, 2009, Paris, France. CDROM.
Immunoproteomic analysis of the antibody response obtained in tilapia following immunization with a Streptococcus iniae vaccine - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H. 2009. Immunoproteomic analysis of the antibody response obtained in tilapia following immunization with a Streptococcus iniae vaccine. American Fisheries Society (Fish Health Section). p. 15.
Development of a culture independent method to characterize the chemotactic response of Flavobacterium columnare to fish mucus Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Klesius, P.H. 2009. Development of a culture independent method to characterize the chemotactic response of Flavobacterium columnare to fish mucus. Journal of Microbial Methods. 77:37-40.
Isolation of rifampicin resistant Flavobacterium psychrophilum strains and their potential as live attenuated vaccine candidates Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Call, D.R., Cain, K.D. 2008. Isolation of rifampicin resistant Flavobacterium psychrophilum strains and their potential as live attenuated vaccine candidates. Vaccine 26:5582-5589.
Proteomic Analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured In Vivo and In Iron-Limited Media - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S., Call, D., Wiens, G., Cain, K. 2008. Proteomic Analysis of Flavobacterium psychrophilum cultured In Vivo and In Iron-Limited Media. In: Proceedings of the American Fisheries Society Fish Health Section, July 14 - 12, 2008, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, p.140.
Development and Characterization of Rifampicin Resistant Flavobacterium Psychrophilum Strains and Their Potential as Live Attenuated Vaccine Candidates - (Abstract Only)
Lafrentz, B.R., Lapatra, S.E., Call, D.R., Cain, K.D. 2008. Development and Characterization of Rifampicin Resistant Flavobacterium Psychrophilum Strains and Their Potential as Live Attenuated Vaccine Candidates. In: Proceedings of the Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop, March 31 - April 4, 2008, Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. p. 49.
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