Recent Publications


Adams, A. (2009) Advances in disease diagnosis, vaccine development and other emerging methods to control pathogens (Chapter 7). In: Burnell, G. and G. Allan (eds), New Technologies in Aquaculture, Improving Production, Efficiency, Quality and Environmental Management. Woodhead Publishing Ltd, UK; pp 197-211.

Bell, G.J.; K.D. Thompson; A.L. Morgan; Y. Petropoulos; J. Dick and D. Tocher (2009), Effects of Substitution of Dietary Fish Oil with a Blend of Vegetable Oils on Liver and Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Fatty Acid Composition, Plasma Prostaglandin E2 and Immune Parameters in Three Strains of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar). Aquaculture Nutrition (in press).

Gao, Q.; P. Nie; K.D.Thompson; A. Adams; T. Wang; C.J. Secombes; J. Zou (2009), The search for the IFN-γ receptor in fish: Functional and expression analysis of putative binding and signalling chains in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Developmental & Comparative Immunology 33 (8), pp 920-931.

Gratacap, R.M.L.; K.D. Thompson; I.R. Bricknell and A. Adams (2009), Lipopolysaccharide Extraction: A Phenol Alternative. Journal of Fish Diseases (in press).

Herath, T.K.; J.Z. Costa; K.D. Thompson; A. Adams and R.H. Richards (2009), Alternative Cell Lines for the Isolation of Salmon Alphavirus-1. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences(in press).

Pourahmad, F.; K.D. Thompson; A. Adams and R.H. Richards (2009), Comparative Evaluation of Polymerase Chain Reaction-Restriction Enzyme Analysis (PRA) and Sequencing of Heat Shock Protein 65 (hsp65) Gene for Identification of Aquatic Mycobacteria. Journal of Microbiological Methods 76 (2), pp 128-135.

Pourahmad, F.; K.D. Thompson; A. Adams and R.H. Richards (2009), Detection and Identification of Aquatic Mycobacteria in Formalin-Fixed, Paraffin- Embedded Fish Tissues. Journal of Fish Diseases 32 (5), pp 409-419.

Yin, G.; L. Ardó; K.D. Thompson; A. Adams; Z. Jeney and G. Jeney (2009), Chinese herbs (Astragalus radix and Ganoderma lucidum) enhance immune response of carp, Cyprinus carpio, and protection against Aeromonas hydrophila. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 26 (1), pp 140-145.


Adams, A. and K.D. Thompson (2008), Recent applications of biotechnology to novel diagnostics for aquatic animals. Revue Scientifique et Technique (International Office of Epizootics) 27 (1), pp 197-209.

Cheng, L.; J. Huang; C. Shi; K.D. Thompson; B. Mackey and J. Cai (2008), Vibrio parahaemolyticus Associated with Mass Mortality of Postlarval Abalone, Haliotis diversicolor supertexta (L.), in Sanya, China. Journal of the World Aquaculture Society 39 (6), pp 746-757.

Jung, T.S.; K.D. Thompson; D. Volpatti; M. Galeotti and A. Adams (2008), In vivo morphological and antigenic characteristics of Photobacterium damselae subsp. Piscicida. Journal of Veterinary Science 9 (2), pp 169-175.

McCarthy, Ú.M.; J.E. Bron; L. Brown; F. Pourahmad; I.R. Bricknell; K.D. Thompson; A. Adams and A.E. Ellis (2008), Survival and replication of Piscirickettsia salmonis in rainbow trout head kidney macrophages. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 25 (5), pp 477-484.

Morgan, A.L.; Thompson, K.D.; Auchinachie, N.A. and H. Migaud (2008), The effect of seasonality on the innate immune response of Rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 25 (6), pp 791-799.

Morris, D.J. and A. Adams (2008), Sporogony of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae in the brown trout Salmo trutta and the role of the tertiary cell during the vertebrate phase of myxozoan life cycles. Parasitology 135, pp 1075-1092.

Poobalane, S.; K.D. Thompson; A. Diab; L. Ardó; G. Jeney and A. Adams (2008), Protein expression by Aeromonas hydrophila during growth in vitro and in vivo. Microbial Pathogenesis 45 (1), pp 60-69.

Pourahmad, F.; F. Cervellione; K.D. Thompson; J.B. Taggart; A. Adams and R.H. Richards (2008), Mycobacterium barombii sp. nov., a slowly growing non-chromogenic species isolated from fish International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 58, pp 2821-2827.

Pourahmad, F.; K.D. Thompson; J.B. Taggart; A. Adams and R.H. Richards (2008), Evaluation of INNO-LiPA Mycobacteria v2 Assay for Identification of Aquatic Mycobacteria. Journal of Fish Diseases 31 (12), pp 931-940.

Turgut, E.; K.D. Thompson; A.E. Ellis and A. Adams (2008), Persistence of Renibacterium salmoninarum in experimentally infected rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 28 (2), pp 65-75.


Bonaldo, A.; K.D. Thompson; A. Manfrin; A. Adams; E. Murano; A.L. Mordenti; P.P. Gatta (2007), The influence of dietary beta-glucans on the adaptive and innate immune responses of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) vaccinated against vibriosis Italian Journal of Animal Science 6 (2), pp 151-164.

Bowden, T.J.; K.D. Thompson; A.L. Morgan; R.M.L. Gratacap and S. Nikoskelainen (2007), Seasonal variation and the immune response: A fish perspective. Fish and Shellfish Immunology 22 (6), pp 695-706.

Cai, J.; J. Li; K.D. Thompson; C. Li and H. Han (2007), Isolation and characterization of pathogenic Vibrio parahaemolyticus from diseased post-larvae of abalone Haliotis diversicolor supertexta. Journal of Basic Microbiology 47 (1), pp 84-86.

Costa, J.Z.; A. Adams; J.E. Bron; K.D. Thompson; W.G. Starkey and R.H. Richards (2007), Identification of B-cell epitopes on the betanodavirus capsid protein. Journal of Fish Diseases 30 (7), pp 419-426.

Jung, T.S.; K.D. Thompson; D. Volpatti; M. Galeotti and A. Adams (2007), Variation in the molecular weight of Photobacterium damselae subsp piscicida antigens when cultured under different conditions in vitro. Journal of Veterinary Science 8 (3), pp 255-261.

Morris, D.J. and A. Adams (2007), Sacculogenesis and sporogony of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae in the bryozoan host Fredericella sultana. Parasitology Research 100, pp 983-992.

Morris, D.J. and A. Adams (2007), Sacculogenesis of Buddenbrockia plumatellae with comments on the evolutionary relationships of the Myxozoa. International Journal for Parasitology 37, pp 1163-1171.

Mourente, G.; J.E. Good; K.D. Thompson and G.J. Bell (2007), Effects of partial substitution of dietary fish oil with blends of vegetable oils, on blood leucocyte fatty acid compositions, immune function and histology in European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax L.). British Journal of Nutrition 98, pp 770-779.

Taylor, J.F.; M.P. Needham; B.P. North; A. Morgan; K.D. Thompson and H. Migaud (2007), The influence of ploidy on saltwater adaptation, acute stress response and immune function following seawater transfer in non-smolting rainbow trout. General and Comparative Endocrinology 152 (2-3), pp 314-325.


Adams, A. and K.D. Thompson (2006), Biotechnology offers revolution to fish health management. Trends in Biotechnology 24, pp 201-205.

Cai, J.; H. Chen; K.D. Thompson and C. Li (2006), Isolation and identification of Shewanella alga and its pathogenic effects on post-larvae of abalone Haliotis diversicolor supertexta. Journal of Fish Diseases 29, pp 505-508.

Klesius, P.; J. Evans; C. Shoemaker; H. Yeh; A.E. Goodwin; A. Adams and K.D. Thompson (2006), Rapid detection and identification of Streptococcus iniae using a monoclonal antibody-based indirect fluorescent antibody technique. Aquaculture 258, pp 180-186.

McGurk, C.; D.J. Morris and A. Adams (2006), Sequential development of Buddenbrockia plumatellae (Myxozoa: Malacosporea) within Plumatella repens (Bryozoa: Phylactlaemata). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 73, pp 159-169.

McGurk, C.; D.J. Morris; N. Auchinachie and A. Adams (2006), Development of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa: Malacosporea) in bryozoan hosts as examined by light microscopy, and quantification of the infective dose to rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Veterinary Parasitology 135 (3-4), pp 249-257.

Morris, D.J. and A. Adams (2006), Transmission of myxozoan parasites during the asexual propagation of invertebrate hosts. International Journal for Parasitology 36 (3), pp 371-377.

Morris, D.J.; K. Molnar; M. Longshaw and A. Adams (2006), Immunostaining of spores and plasmodia of disparate myxozoan genera with comments on the properties of the sporular mucus envelope. Parasitology 132 (6), pp 781-790.

Morris, D.J. and A. Adams (2006), Proliferative, presaccular stages of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa: Malacosporea) within the bryozoan host Fredericella sultana. Journal of Parasitology 92, pp 984-989.

Morris, D.J. and A. Adams (2006), Transmission of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa: Malacosporea), the causative organism of salmonid proliferative kidney disease, to the freshwater bryozoan Fredericella sultana. Parasitology 133, pp 701-709.

Vatsos, I.N.; K.D. Thompson and A. Adams (2006), Colonization of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), eggs by Flavobacterium psychrophilum, the causative agent of rainbow trout fry syndrome. Journal of Fish Diseases 29, pp 441-444.

Yuksel, S.A., K.D. Thompson; A.E. Ellis and A. Adams (2006), Improved purification of Piscirickettsia salmonis using Percoll gradients Journal of Microbiological Methods 66, pp 215-262.

Yuksel, S.A.; K.D. Thompson and A. Adams (2006), Rickettsial infections in fish. Turkish Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Scinece 6, pp 63-78.


Adams, A.; T. Aoki; F.C.J. Berthe; L. Grisez and I. Karunasagar (2005), Recent technological advancements on aquatic animal health and their contributions towards reducing disease risks - a review. In: Bondad-Reantaso, M.G.; C.N. Mohan; M. Crumlish and R.P. Subasinghe (eds), Disease in Asian Aquaculture VI, Proceedings of the sixth symposium on diseases in Asian aquaculture. Published by the Fish Health Section, Asian Fisheries Society, Philippines; pp 71-88.

McCarthy, Ú; N.A. Steiropoulos; K.D. Thompson; A. Adams; A.E. Ellis; H.W. Ferguson (2005), Confirmation of Piscirickettsia salmonis as a pathogen in European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax and phylogenetic comparison with salmonid strains. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 64, pp 107-119.

McGurk, C.; D.J. Morris and A. Adams (2005), Microscopic studies of the link between salmonid proliferative kidney disease (PKD) and bryozoans. Fish Veterinary Journal 8, pp 62-71.

McGurk, C; D.J. Morris; J.E. Bron and A. Adams (2005), The morphology of Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa: Malacosporea) spores released from Fredericella sultana (Bryozoa: Phylactolaemata). Journal of Fish Diseases 28, pp 307-312.

Morris, D.J., R.S. Terry and A. Adams (2005), Development and molecular characterisation of the microsporidian Schroedera airthreyi n. sp. in a freshwater bryozoan Plumatella sp. (Bryozoa, Phylactolaemata). Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 52 (1), pp 31-37.

Morris, D.J.; R.S. Terry; K.D. Ferguson; J. Smith and A. Adams (2005), Molecular and ultrastructural characterisation of Bacillidium vesiculoformis sp. n. (Microspora: Mrazekiidae) in the freshwater oligochaete Nais simplex (Oligochaeta: Naididae). Parasitology 130 (1), pp 31-40.

Morris, D.J.; H.W. Ferguson and A. Adams (2005), Severe, chronic proliferative kidney disease (PKD) induced in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss held at a constant 18oC. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 66, pp 221-226.

Timur, G.; M. Timur; T. Akayl; J. Korun and K.D. Thompson (2005), First observation of rickettsia- like organisms in cultured sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) in Turkey. EAFP Bulletin 25 (5), pp 196-201.


Adams, A. (2004), Immunodiagnostics in Aquaculture. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologists 24, pp 33-37.

Bakopoulos, V.; A. Hanif; K. Poulos; M. Galeotti; A. Adams and G.J. Dimitriadis (2004), The effect of in vivo growth on the cellular and extracellular components of the marine bacterial pathogen Photobacterium damsela subsp. piscicida. Journal of Fish Diseases 27, pp 1-13.

Crumlish, M.; T. Somsiri and K.D. Thompson (2004), The effects of stress on the susceptibility of Hybrid Catfish (Clarias gariepinus x Clarias macrocephalus) to an artificial Aeromonas hydrophilia challenge. Asian Fisheries Science 16, pp 269-278.

Miles, D.J.C., J.D. Albaladejo; S. Puttinaowarat; J.H. Lilley; K.D. Thompson and A. Adams (2004), The Antibody Response of Wild Striped Snakehead Channa striata to the Epizootic Ulcerative Syndrome Pathogen, Aphanomyces invadans. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics 19 (2), pp 119-135.

Morris, D.J. and A. Adams (2004), Localisation of carbohydrate terminals on Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae using lectin histichemistry and immunogold electron microscopy. Journal of Fish Diseases 27, pp. 37-45.

Morris, D.J.; M. El-Matbouli and A. Adams (2004), Extensive release of an antigen by the sporogonic stages of Myxobolus cerebralis (Myxozoa, Myxosporea) is detected by a heterologous antibody raised to Tetracapsuloides bryosalmonae (Myxozoa, Malacosporea). Folia Parasitologica 51 (2), pp 215-220.

Thompson, K.D. and A. Adams (2004), Current Trends in Immunotherapy and Vaccine Development for Bacterial Diseases of Fish (Chapter 12). In: Leung, K. Y. (ed), Current Trends in the Study of Bacterial and Viral Fish and Shrimp Diseases (Molecular Aspects of Fish and Marine Biology 3). River Edge/New Jersey: World Scientific Press, pp 313-362.