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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Natha Booth

Research Microbiologist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Efficacy of metomidate and tricaine methanesulfonate to modulate the short-term cortisol stress response in channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (23-Dec-13)
Pre-spawning carotenoid fortified diets improve reproductive traits of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and subsequent progeny performance - (Proceedings)
Chatakondi, N.G., Li, M.H., Peterson, B.C., Booth, N.J. 2014. Pre-spawning carotenoid fortified diets improve reproductive traits of channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus and subsequent progeny performance. Proceedings of the 40th US-Japan Aquaculture Panel Symposium ‘Hatchery Technology for High Quality Juvenile Production’. 40:16-22.
Transferable green fluorescence-tagged pEI2 in Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Booth, N.J. 2013. Transferable green fluorescence-tagged pEI2 in Edwardsiella ictaluri. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 105:75–79.
Roles for mannose binding lectin and rhamnose binding lectin in channel catfish fed essential oils and challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Peatman, E., Ourth, D.D., Booth, N.J., Waldbieser, G.C. 2013. Roles for mannose binding lectin and rhamnose binding lectin in channel catfish fed essential oils and challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Aquaculture America Conference. P.854.
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.
A developing model for Edwardsiella ictaluri pathogenesis - (Abstract Only) - (01-Dec-11)
Towards the intelligent design of a vaccine against Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only) - (01-Dec-11)
Effects of condtioning channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus to acute low water stress - (Abstract Only) - (06-Nov-11)
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.
Replacement of fish meal in juvenile channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, diets using a yeast-derived protein source: the effects on weight gain, food conversion ratio, body composition, and survival of catfish challenged.. - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Booth, N.J., Manning, B.B. 2012. Replacement of fish meal in juvenile channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, diets using a yeast-derived protein source: the effects on weight gain, food conversion ratio, body composition, and survival of catfish challenged... Journal of Animal Science. 18(2):132-137.
Expression of leptin-like mRNA in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is induced by exposure to Edwardsiella ictaluri but is independent of energy status - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Kobayashi, Y., Quiniou, S., Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C. 2011. Expression of leptin-like mRNA in channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) is induced by exposure to Edwardsiella ictaluri but is independent of energy status. General and Comparative Endocrinology. 173:411-418.
Comparative catfish macrophage function in families expressing high and low survivor phenotype following experimental challenge with Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only)
Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C. 2011. Comparative catfish macrophage function in families expressing high and low survivor phenotype following experimental challenge with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Aquaculture America Conference. P. 71:194.
Exploring the biology of disease resistance and susceptibility in catfish through proteomics and primary cell culture - (Abstract Only) - (28-Sep-10)
Replacement of fish meal in juvenile channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, diets using a yeast-derived protein source - (Abstract Only) - (01-Aug-10)
Prebiotics and Probiotics Provide Alternatives to Antibiotics - (Trade Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Booth, N.J., Khoo, L., Manning, B.B. 2010. Prebiotics and Probiotics Provide Alternatives to Antibiotics. Global Aquaculture Advocate. p. 36-37.
Feeding Lactobacillus spp. and Bacillus spp. Does Not Improve Growth or Survival of Channel Catfish Experimentally Challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only)
Peterson, B.C., Wood, M.L., Booth, N.J., Morgan, N., Tellez, G., Hargis, B.M. 2010. Feeding Lactobacillus spp. and Bacillus spp. Does Not Improve Growth or Survival of Channel Catfish Experimentally Challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri. American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting.
Making A Better Hybrid Catfish: Can Hybridization of Channel Catfish Selected for ESC Resistance Improve Disease Resistance? - (Abstract Only)
Chatakondi, N.G., Bosworth, B.G., Peterson, B.C., Booth, N.J. 2010. Making A Better Hybrid Catfish: Can Hybridization of Channel Catfish Selected for ESC Resistance Improve Disease Resistance?. 2010 Aquaculture America Conference. p. 183.
Edwardsiella ictaluri Encodes an Acid Activated Urease that is Required for Intracellular Replication in Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus Macrophages - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Booth, N.J., Beekman, J.B., Thune, R.L. 2009. Edwardsiella ictaluri Encodes an Acid Activated Urease that is Required for Intracellular Replication in Channel Catfish Ictalurus punctatus Macrophages. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 75: 6712-6720.
Effects of mannanoligosaccharides on growth and immune function in channel catfish challenged with Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only) - (05-Aug-09)
Improved Survival in Channel Catfish Fed Mannanoligosaccharides in an Extruded Diet - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-Mar-09)
Validation of a whole-body cortisol extraction procedure for channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) fry - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Peterson, B.C., Booth, N.J. 2010. Validation of a whole-body cortisol extraction procedure for channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) fry. Fish Physiology and Biochemistry Journal. 36:661-665.
Some Stress Can Improve the Growth of Channel Catfish Fry - (Trade Journal)
Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C. 2009. Some Stress Can Improve the Growth of Channel Catfish Fry. Hatchery International Magazine. September/October issue, p. 22.
Stress Effects in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Fry on Pond Survival - (Abstract Only)
Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C. 2009. Stress Effects in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Fry on Pond Survival. Catfish Farmers of America Annual Meeting.
Stress Effects in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Fry on Pond Survival - (Abstract Only)
Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C. 2009. Stress Effects in Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus) Fry on Pond Survival. Aquaculture America 2009, Abstracts, p. 30, Seattle, WA, USA.
Nramp, Tnf, Tlr5, and Hepcidin Expression in Resistant and Susceptible Families of Channel Catfish Following Challenge with E. Ictaluri - (Abstract Only)
Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C. 2008. NRAMP, TNF, TLR5, and Hepcidin Expression in Resistant and Susceptible Families of Channel Catfish Following Challenge With E. ictaluri. 2008, 8th International Congress on the Biology of Fishes, Abstracts, p. 12; Portland, OR, USA.
Proteomic analysis of head kidney tissue from high and low susceptibility families of channel catfish following challenge with Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Booth, N.J., Bourgeois, A.L. 2009. Proteomic analysis of head kidney tissue from high and low susceptibility families of channel catfish following challenge with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Fish and Shellfish Immunology. 26:193-196.
Tlr5, Nramp, Tnf, and Hepcidin Response to Challenge with Edwardsiella Ictaluri in Channel Catfish Families with High and Low Susceptibility to Infection - (Abstract Only)
Booth, N.J., Peterson, B.C. 2008. TLR5, NRAMP, TNF, AND Hepcidin Response to Challenge with Edwardsiella ictaluri in Channel Catfish Families with High and Low Susceptibility to Infection. Aquaculture America 2008, Abstracts, p. 494, Orlando, FL. USA.
Urease Activity and Virulence in Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only)
Booth, N.J., Beekman, J., Thune, R.L. 2007. Urease Activity and Virulence in Edwardsiella ictaluri. Aquaculture.
Signature-Tagged Mutagenesis of Edwardsiella ictaluri Identifies Virulence Related Genes, 3 Including a Salmonella Pathogenicity Island-2 Class of Type III Secretion System - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Thune, R.L., Fernandez, D.H., Benoit, J.L., Kelly-Smith, M., Rogge, M.L., Booth, N.J., Landry, C.A., Balogna, R.A. 2007. Signature-Tagged Mutagenesis of Edwardsiella ictaluri Identifies Virulence Related Genes, 3 Including a Salmonella Pathogenicity Island-2 Class of Type III Secretion System. Applied and Environmental Microbiology.
Proteomic analysis of head kidney tissue from resistant and susceptible families following challenge with Edwarsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only) - (30-Jan-07)
Overcoming inconsistencies in mortality rates during winter experimental challenges of channel catfish with Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Abstract Only) - (30-Jan-07)
Molecular Genetic Evaluation of Bacterial Pathogenesis - (Proceedings)
Thune, R.L., Fernandez, D.H., Rogge, M.L., Booth, N.J., Landry, C.A. 2006. Molecular Genetic Evaluation of Bacterial Pathogenesis. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings, p. 259, Abtract #314, 2006, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Last Modified: 7/9/2013