Origin and invasion of the emerging infectious pathogen Sphaerothecum destruens

Authors: Sana, S., Hardouin, E., Gozlan, R., Ercan, M.D., Tarkan, A.S., Zhang, T. and Andreou, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29609/

Journal: Emerging Microbes and Infections

Volume: 6

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

ISSN: 2222-1751

DOI: 10.1038/emi.2017.64

Non-native species are often linked with the introduction of novel pathogens with detrimental effects to native biodiversity. Since the first discovery of Sphaerothecum destruens as a fish pathogen in the UK, it has been identified as a potential threat to European fish biodiversity. Despite this parasite’s emergence and associated disease risk there is still a poor understanding of its origin in Europe. Here, we provide the first evidence supporting the hypothesis that S. destruens has been accidentally introduced to Europe from China along with its reservoir host Pseudorasbora parva via the aquaculture trade. This is the first study to confirm the presence of S. destruens in China and has expanded the confirmed range of S. destruens to more locations in Europe. The demographic analysis of S. destruens and its host P. parva in their native and invasive range further supported the close association of both species. The work has direct significance and management implications for S. destruens in Europe as a non-native parasite.

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Authors: Sana, S., Hardouin, E.A., Gozlan, R.E., Ercan, D., Tarkan, A.S., Zhang, T. and Andreou, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29609/

Journal: Emerg Microbes Infect

Volume: 6

Issue: 8

Pages: e76

eISSN: 2222-1751

DOI: 10.1038/emi.2017.64

Non-native species are often linked to the introduction of novel pathogens with detrimental effects on native biodiversity. Since Sphaerothecum destruens was first discovered as a fish pathogen in the United Kingdom, it has been identified as a potential threat to European fish biodiversity. Despite this parasite's emergence and associated disease risk, there is still a poor understanding of its origin in Europe. Here, we provide the first evidence to support the hypothesis that S. destruens was accidentally introduced to Europe from China along with its reservoir host Pseudorasbora parva via the aquaculture trade. This is the first study to confirm the presence of S. destruens in China, and it has expanded the confirmed range of S. destruens to additional locations in Europe. The demographic analysis of S. destruens and its host P. parva in their native and invasive range further supported the close association of both species. This research has direct significance and management implications for S. destruens in Europe as a non-native parasite.

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Authors: Sana, S., Hardouin, E.A., Gozlan, R.E., Ercan, D., Tarkan, A.S., Zhang, T. and Andreou, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29609/

Journal: Emerging microbes & infections

Volume: 6

Issue: 8

Pages: e76

eISSN: 2222-1751

DOI: 10.1038/emi.2017.64

Non-native species are often linked to the introduction of novel pathogens with detrimental effects on native biodiversity. Since Sphaerothecum destruens was first discovered as a fish pathogen in the United Kingdom, it has been identified as a potential threat to European fish biodiversity. Despite this parasite's emergence and associated disease risk, there is still a poor understanding of its origin in Europe. Here, we provide the first evidence to support the hypothesis that S. destruens was accidentally introduced to Europe from China along with its reservoir host Pseudorasbora parva via the aquaculture trade. This is the first study to confirm the presence of S. destruens in China, and it has expanded the confirmed range of S. destruens to additional locations in Europe. The demographic analysis of S. destruens and its host P. parva in their native and invasive range further supported the close association of both species. This research has direct significance and management implications for S. destruens in Europe as a non-native parasite.

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Authors: Sana, S., Hardouin, E.A., Gozlan, R.E., Ercan, D., Tarkan, A.S., Zhang, T. and Andreou, D.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/29609/

Journal: EMERGING MICROBES & INFECTIONS

Volume: 6

ISSN: 2222-1751

DOI: 10.1038/emi.2017.64

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