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Anti-protozoal effect of organic acids against Azumiobodo hoyamushi that causes soft tunic syndrome to Halocynthia roretzi
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  • Journal title : Journal of fish pathology
  • Volume 28, Issue 3,  2015, pp.117-123
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Fish Pathology
  • DOI : 10.7847/jfp.2015.28.3.117
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Anti-protozoal effect of organic acids against Azumiobodo hoyamushi that causes soft tunic syndrome to Halocynthia roretzi
Lee, Ji Hoon; Park, Kyung Il; Park, Kwan Ha;
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Economic loss by soft tunic syndrome of edible ascidian, Halocynthia roretzi has become a serious problem. Recently, it has discovered that the cause of this syndrome is infection by a protozoan parasite Azumiobodo hoyamushi. However, only a few studies have been conducted to control this parasitic disease. In a previous research, non-specific disinfectants have been found to be effective in controling the causative parasite. In an attempt to eradicate this causative parasite, organic acids were tested in this study to evaluate their in vitro and in vivo efficacy. In vitro tests showed that 8 different organic acids used in this study were moderately or highly effective with protozoan-killing effects ($EC_{50}
Ascidian Halocynthia roretzi;Azumiobodo hoyamushi;Organic acids;Anti-parasitic effect;
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