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The promise of whole genome pathogen sequencing for the molecular epidemiology of emerging aquaculture pathogens

Citation
Bayliss SC, Verner-Jeffreys DW, Bartie K, Aanensen DM, Sheppard SK, Adams A & Feil EJ (2017) The promise of whole genome pathogen sequencing for the molecular epidemiology of emerging aquaculture pathogens. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, Art. No.: 121. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2017.00121

Abstract
Aquaculture is the fastest growing food-producing sector, and the sustainability of this industry is critical both for global food security and economic welfare. The management of infectious disease represents a key challenge. Here, we discuss the opportunities afforded by whole genome sequencing of bacterial and viral pathogens of aquaculture to mitigate disease emergence and spread. We outline, by way of comparison, how sequencing technology is transforming the molecular epidemiology of pathogens of public health importance, emphasizing the importance of community-oriented databases and analysis tools.

Keywords
aquaculture; genomics; whole genome sequencing; molecular epidemiology; infectious disease; pathogens; bacteria; viruses

Journal
Frontiers in Microbiology: Volume 8

StatusPublished
Author(s)Bayliss, Sion C; Verner-Jeffreys, David W; Bartie, Kerry; Aanensen, David M; Sheppard, Samuel K; Adams, Alexandra; Feil, Edward J
FundersBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Publication date03/02/2017
Publication date online03/02/2017
Date accepted by journal17/01/2017
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/25195
PublisherFrontiers Media
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