Investigation of Microparasite Diversity in Crustaceans

The main aims of this GMIT project, evaluating the disease status of several crustacean species, reflect the importance of these species as components of both marine biodiversity and bio-resources. These aims are to:

  • Establish the biology and ecology of a variety of microparasite species
  • Evaluate the impact of microparasite infections on crustacean health for a number of economically valuable crustacean species
  • Investigate the microbiome associated with infection in crustaceans
  • Outline actions that may be implemented by the fishing industry, in order to increase sustainability of crustacean fisheries in light of parasite infections.

Further information on the project can be obtained on the Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC) of GMIT by clicking  here.

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