Preface. Introduction. 1. Finfish Bacteriology. 2. Sample Collection to Detect Bacterial Infection in Finfish. 3. Packaging Fish for Transport. 4. Aseptic Bacterial Examination of Finfish. 5. Shellfish Bacteriology. 6. Sample Collection to Detect Bacterial Infection in Shellfish. 7. Sampling and Packaging Bivalves and Crustaceans for Transport. 8. Aseptic Bacterial Examination of Bivalves. 9. Aseptic Bacterial Examination of Lobsters. 10. Diagnostic Methodology in Finfish and Shellfish Bacteriology. 11. Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests. 12. Bacteriology Culture Media. 13. Pure-Culture Techniques. 14. Staining Methods. 15. Colony Identification. 16. Biochemical Activities of Bacteria. 17. Serology. 18. Antibiotic Testing. 19. Specific Techniques Used for Finfish Bacteriology. 20. Specific Techniques Used for Shellfish Bacteriology. 21. Enumeration of Bacteria by the Plate Count Technique. 22. Public Health Indicator Oganisms in Bivalves. Appendix. Bibliography.
Kimberley A. Whitman BSc., specializes in microbiology, and has 20 years experience working as a fish health bacteriologist/biologist with government agencies, academic institutions, and industry. Currently, Ms. Whitman is working with Malaspina University College, Nanaimo, British Columbia as a fish health instructor. She also is employed with the private sector implementing a quality assurance program for a marine extraction plant, and is the owner of OHB Enterprises as a consultant for international aquatic facilities.
"Although, at first sight, the title of this book may suggest that it has no relevance to parasitologists studying eukaryotic pathogens, closer examination reveals it to have many features that commend it as a valuable asset in the parasitology laboratory, particularly for those with an interest in fish and shellfish." --Parasitology, 2004