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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Integrated Approaches for Improving Aquatic Animal Health in Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture

Location: Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture Research

Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)

Weissellosis - (Book / Chapter)
Welch, T.J., Marancik, D.P., Good, C.M. 2014. Weissellosis. 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, 2014 edition. 1.3.4: 1-10. Accessible at: http://afs-fhs.org/bluebook/bluebook-index.php..
Exploring mechanisms of survival in rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to Flavobacterium psychrophilum - (Abstract Only)
Marancik, D.P., Camus, M.S., Camus, A.C., Leeds, T.D., Gao, G., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Exploring mechanisms of survival in rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to Flavobacterium psychrophilum [abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 102.
Genetic improvement of disease resistance in salmonid fish using selective breeding: Overview of concepts, considerations and limitations - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D. 2014. Genetic improvement of disease resistance in salmonid fish using selective breeding: Overview of concepts, considerations and limitations [abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No.202.
From the laboratory to the field: The performance of a selectively bred line of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) under commercial production conditions - (Abstract Only)
Lapatra, S.E., Leeds, T.D., Wiens, G.D. 2014. From the laboratory to the field: The performance of a selectively bred line of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) under commercial production conditions [abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 302.
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)
Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E., Welch, T.J., Rexroad III, C.E., Call, D.R., Cain, K.E., Lafrentz, B.R., Vaisvil, B., Schmitt, D.P., Kapatral, V. 2014. Complete genome sequence of Flavobacterium psychrophilum strain CSF259-93 used to select rainbow trout for increased genetic resistance against bacterial cold water disease. Genome Announcements. 2(5):e00889-14. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00889-14.
B cell signatures of BCWD-resistant and susceptible lines of rainbow trout: a shift towards more EBF-expressing progenitors and fewer mature B cells in resistant animals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Zwollo, P., Ray, J., Sessito, M., Kieman, E., Wiens, G.D., Kaattari, S., St. Jacques, B., Epp, L. 2014. B cell signatures of BCWD-resistant and susceptible lines of rainbow trout: a shift towards more EBF-expressing progenitors and fewer mature B cells in resistant animals. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. Aug 4;48(1):1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.dci.2014.07.018.
Identification Of O-antigen biosynthetic genes specific to Serovar 01 Yersinia Ruckeri: Role in virulence and protective immunity - (Abstract Only)
Welch, T.J., Lapatra, S.E. 2014. Identification Of O-antigen biosynthetic genes specific to Serovar 01 Yersinia Ruckeri: Role in virulence and protective immunity [abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 32F.
Weissellosis – An important emerging disease in farmed rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Welch, T.J., Marancik, D.P., Good, C. 2014. Weissellosis – An important emerging disease in farmed rainbow trout [abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 30A.
Evaluating innate resistance to Flavobacterium Columnare in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Leeds, T.D., Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E. 2014. Evaluating innate resistance to Flavobacterium Columnare in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)[abstract]. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. Paper No. 9C.
Biochemical reference intervals for Flavobacterium psychrophilum -resistant and -susceptible rainbow trout lines, and pathophysiological changes after experimental infection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marancik, D.P., Camus, M.S., Camus, A.C., Leeds, T.D., Weber, G.M., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Biochemical reference intervals for Flavobacterium psychrophilum -resistant and -susceptible rainbow trout lines, and pathophysiological changes after experimental infection. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. Oct 16;111(3):239-48. doi: 10.3354/dao02777.
Weissellosis in trout aquaculture in North America: an aggressive vaccination campaign against an emerging pathogen - (Abstract Only)
Hinshaw, J.M., Welch, T.J., Mitchell, H. 2014. Weissellosis in trout aquaculture in North America: an aggressive vaccination campaign against an emerging pathogen [abstract]. World Aquaculture Society Meeting. Paper No. 268.
Histopathologic changes in disease-resistant-line and sdisease-susceptible-line juvenile rainbow trout experimentally infected with Flavobacterium psychrophilum - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marancik, D.P., Leeds, T.D., Wiens, G.D. 2014. Histopathologic changes in disease-resistant-line and sdisease-susceptible-line juvenile rainbow trout experimentally infected with Flavobacterium psychrophilum. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 26:181-189.
Integration of selective breeding and vaccination to improve disease resistance in aquaculture: Application to control bacterial cold water disease - (Proceedings)
Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D. 2014. Integration of selective breeding and vaccination to improve disease resistance in aquaculture: Application to control bacterial cold water disease. In: Proceedings of One Hundred and Seventeenth Annual Meeting of the United States Animal Health Association, October 17 - October 23, 2013, San Diego, California. p. 448-453.
QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size are located on rainbow trout chromosome Omy19 - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Vallejo, R.L., Liu, S., Marancik, D.P., Palti, Y. 2014. QTL for bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen size are located on rainbow trout chromosome Omy19 [abstract]. International Conference on Integrative Salmonid Biology. Paper No. 65.
Genetic improvement through selective breeding: Part of an integrated strategy to reduce disease loss and Antibiotic use - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E., Marancik, D.P., Leeds, T.D. 2014. Genetic improvement through selective breeding: Part of an integrated strategy to reduce disease loss and Antibiotic use [abstract]. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. A98.
Identification of O-Antigen biosynthetic genes specific to Serovar 01 Yersinia Ruckeri: Role in virulence and protective immunity - (Abstract Only)
Welch, T.J., Lapatra, S. 2014. Identification of O-Antigen biosynthetic genes specific to Serovar 01 Yersinia Ruckeri: Role in virulence and protective immunity [abstract]. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. A65.
Flavobacterium branchiophilum and F. succinicans associated with bacterial gill disease in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) in water recirculation aquaculture systems - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Good, C., Davidson, J., Wiens, G.D., Welch, T.J., Summerfelt, S. 2014. Flavobacterium branchiophilum and F. succinicans associated with bacterial gill disease in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum) in water recirculation aquaculture systems. Journal of Fish Diseases. DOI: 10.1111/jfd.12249.
Transfer of serum and cells from Yersinia ruckeri vaccinated double-haploid Hot Creek Rainbow trout into outcross F1 progeny elucidates mechanisms of vaccine-induced protection - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Wiens, G.D., Wheeler, P., Welch, T.J., Lapatra, S.E., Thorgaard, G. 2013. Transfer of serum and cells from Yersinia ruckeri vaccinated double-haploid Hot Creek Rainbow trout into outcross F1 progeny elucidates mechanisms of vaccine-induced protection. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. 44: 145-151. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2013.12.004.
Early life stage rainbow trout (Oncohynchus mykiss) mortalities due to Flavobacterium columnare in Idaho, USA - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Lapatra, S.E., Marancik, D.P. 2014. Early life stage rainbow trout (Oncohynchus mykiss) mortalities due to Flavobacterium columnare in Idaho, USA. Aquaculture. 418-419: 126-131.
Microevolution of Renibacterium salmoninarum: evidence for intercontinental dissemination associated with fish movements - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Brynildsrud, O., Feil, E.J., Bohlin, J., Castillo-Ramirez, S., Colquhoun, D., Mccarthy, U., Matejusova, I.M., Rhodes, L., Wiens, G.D., Verner-Jeffreys, D.W. 2013. Microevolution of Renibacterium salmoninarum: evidence for intercontinental dissemination associated with fish movements. The ISME Journal: Multidisciplinary Journal of Microbial Ecology. 8: 746-756. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2013.186.
Vaccination against salmonid bacterial kidney disease - (Book / Chapter)
Elliott, D.G., Wiens, G.D., Hammell, K., Rhodes, L.D. 2014. Vaccination against salmonid bacterial kidney disease. In: Gudding, R., Lillehaug, A., Evensen, O., editors. Fish Vaccination. 1st edition. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Ltd. p. 255-272.
Assessment of genetic correlation between bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen index in a domesticated population of rainbow trout: Identification of QTL on chromosome Omy19 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiens, G.D., Vallejo, R.L., Leeds, T.D., Palti, Y., Hadidi, S., Liu, S., Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2013. Assessment of genetic correlation between bacterial cold water disease resistance and spleen index in a domesticated population of rainbow trout: Identification of QTL on chromosome Omy19. PLoS One. 8(10): e75749: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075749.
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.
Acute mortality, bacterial load and pathology of select lines of adult rainbow trout challenged with Weissella sp. NC36 - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marancik, D.P., Welch, T.J., Leeds, T.D., Wiens, G.D. 2013. Acute mortality, bacterial load and pathology of select lines of adult rainbow trout challenged with Weissella sp. NC36. Journal of Aquatic Animal Health. 25(4): 230-236.
Aquacultured rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) possess a large core intestinal microbiota that is resistant to variation in diet and rearing density - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wong, S., Waldrop, T., Summerfelt, S., Davidson, J., Barrows, F., Kenney, P., Welch, T.J., Wiens, G.D., Snekvik, K., Rawls, J.F., Good, C. 2013. Aquacultured rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) possess a large core intestinal microbiota that is resistant to variation in diet and rearing density. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. DOI:10.1128/AEM.00924-13.
Examination of resistance and tolerance in rainbow trout bred for differential susceptibility to bacterial cold water disease - (Abstract Only)
Marancik, D.P., Leeds, T.D., Blazer, V.S., Wiens, G.D. 2013. Examination of resistance and tolerance in rainbow trout bred for differential susceptibility to bacterial cold water disease. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. 056.
Mortality associated with Weissellosis (Weissella sp.) in USA farmed rainbow trout: Potential for control by vaccination - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Welch, T.J., Good, C.M. 2013. Mortality associated with Weissellosis (Weissella sp.) in USA farmed rainbow trout: Potential for control by vaccination. Aquaculture. 388-391:122-127.
On-farm performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease: effect of rearing environment on survival phenotype     Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E., Welch, T.J., Evenhuis, J., Rexroad III, C.E., Leeds, T.D. 2013. On-farm performance of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease: effect of rearing environment on survival phenotype. Aquaculture. 388-391:128-136.
Genome sequence of Weissella ceti NC36, an emerging pathogen of farmed rainbow trout in the United States - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Ladner, J.T., Welch, T.J., Whitehouse, C.A., Palacios, G.F. 2013. Genome sequence of Weissella ceti NC36, an emerging pathogen of farmed rainbow trout in the United States. Genome Announcements. 1(1) e00187-12: 1-2.
A real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for identification and quantification of Flavobacterium psychrophilum and application to disease resistance studies in selectively bred rainbow trout - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Marancik, D.P., Wiens, G.D. 2012. A real-time polymerase chain reaction assay for identification and quantification of Flavobacterium psychrophilum and application to disease resistance studies in selectively bred rainbow trout. FEMS Microbiology Letters. doi: 10.1111/1574-6968.12061.
Spleen size is an indirect indicator of rainbow trout bacterial cold water disease resistance - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Dharmasri, P., Stephens, L., Zwollo, P., Kaattari, S.L. 2013. Spleen size is an indirect indicator of rainbow trout bacterial cold water disease resistance. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. P0214.
The pathophysiology of bacterial cold water disease in selectively-bred rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Marancik, D.P., Leeds, T.D., Wiens, G.D. 2013. The pathophysiology of bacterial cold water disease in selectively-bred rainbow trout. Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. P0154.
Field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease - (Proceedings)
Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D., Lapatra, S.E., Wilson, C., Cavendar, W., Rexroad III, C.E. 2012. Field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease. Flavobacterium Meeting. CD-ROM.
Flavobacterium Columnare studies in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Wiens, G.D., Lapatra, S.E. 2013. Flavobacterium Columnare studies in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquaculture Conference Proceedings. P0353.
Enteric Redmouth Disease - (Book / Chapter)
(21-Jun-12)
First identification of regulatory B cell subsets expressing IL-10 in teleost fish - (Abstract Only)
Takizawa, F., Gomez, D., Xu, Z., Parra, D., Bjork, S., Zhang, Y., Bartholomew, J., Wiens, G.D., Sunyer, J. 2012. First identification of regulatory B cell subsets expressing IL-10 in teleost fish. Congress International Society Develop Comparative Immunology. 367.
Field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D., La Patra, S.E., Wilson, C., Cavendar, W., Rexroad III, C.E. 2012. Field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for resistance to bacterial cold water disease. Flavobacterium Meeting. 126.
Modulation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal immune gene expression following bacterial challenge - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Evenhuis, J., Cleveland, B.M. 2012. Modulation of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) intestinal immune gene expression following bacterial challenge. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. 146(1):8-17.
Rapid genotyping assays for the identification and differentiation of Yersinia ruckeri biotype 2 strains - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Welch, T.J. 2011. Rapid genotyping assays for the identification and differentiation of Yersinia ruckeri biotype 2 strains. Letters in Applied Microbiology. DOI: 10.1111/j.1472-765X.2011.03114.x.
Whole genome sequencing: the future for molecular epidemiological studies on aquatic pathogens - (Abstract Only)
Verner-Jeffreys, D., Baker-Austin, C., Amaro, C., Colquoun, D., Febrer, M., Feil, E.J., Gulig, P.A., Mccarthy, U., Rhodes, L., Wiens, G.D. 2011. Whole genome sequencing: the future for molecular epidemiological studies on aquatic pathogens [abstract]. European Association of Fish Pathologists. p. 105.
Independent emergence of biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri in the United States and Europe - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Welch, T.J., Verner-Jeffreys, D.W., Dalsgaard, I., Wiklund, T., Evenhuis, J., Garcia Cabrera, J.A., Hinshaw, J.M., Drennan, J.D., Lapatra, S.E. 2011. Independent emergence of biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri in the United States and Europe. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2011 May;77(10):3493-9
Origin and evolution of TNF and TNF receptor superfamilies - (Review Article)
Wiens, G.D., Glenney, G.W. 2011. Origin and evolution of TNF and TNF receptor superfamilies. Developmental and Comparative Immunology. DOI: 10.1016/j.dci.2011.03.031.
Intestinal immune gene response to bacterial challenge in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) - (Abstract Only)
Evenhuis, J., Cleveland, B.M. 2011. Intestinal immune gene response to bacterial challenge in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) [abstract]. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. Paper No. 001.
Characterisation of a serotype O1 Yersinia ruckeri isolate from the Isle of Man: further evidence that O antigen serotype is not a reliable indicator of virulence - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Verner-Jeffreys, D.W., Haig, S.J., Welch, T.J., Pond, M.J., Stone, D., Davies, R., Gardner, R. 2011. Characterisation of a serotype O1 Yersinia ruckeri isolate from the Isle of Man: further evidence that O antigen serotype is not a reliable indicator of virulence. European Association of Fish Pathologists. 31(3):86-91.
Comparative genomic analysis of bacteriophages specific to the channel catfish pathogen Edwardsiella ictaluri - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Carrias, A., Welch, T.J., Waldbieser, G.C., Mead, D.A., Terhune, J.S., Liles, M.R. 2011. Comparative genomic analysis of bacteriophages specific to the channel catfish pathogen Edwardsiella ictaluri. Virology Journal. 8:6. DOI: 10.1186/1743-422X-8-6.
Preliminary field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to bacterial cold water disease - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D., Leeds, T.D., Lapatra, S., Wilson, C., Cavendar, W., Evenhuis, J., Welch, T.J., Silverstein, J., Rexroad III, C.E. 2011. Preliminary field evaluation of rainbow trout selectively bred for increased resistance to bacterial cold water disease. Aquaculture America Conference. 308.
Multiple independent emergence of biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri in the United States and Europe - (Abstract Only)
Welch, T.J., Verner-Jeffreys, D. 2010. Multiple independent emergence of biotype 2 Yersinia ruckeri in the United States and Europe. International Aquatic Animal Health Symposium Proceedings. 6:107.
Applying Selective Breeding And Vaccination To Improve Fish Health - (Abstract Only)
Wiens, G.D. 2010. Applying Selective Breeding And Vaccination To Improve Fish Health. Annual Eastern Fish Health Workshop. p.23-24
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