Forthcoming Special Issues

15 August 2022

Crayfish diseases in natural and farming systems

Crayfish pathogens are important contributors to the global decline of natural crayfish populations and cause significant economic losses in astaciculture. Nevertheless, current knowledge on crayfish pathogen diversity and impact is insufficient and existing studies are highly biased towards a few well-known pathogens and a limited number of hosts, mainly those of relevance to aquaculture. This special issue aims to collect state-of-the-art studies on various aspects of crayfish disease, with focus on the following topics:

- Defining novel pathogen/host crayfish species pairs with emphasis on the standardisation of infectivity trials

- The histology of health and disease in crayfish

- The microbiome of health and disease in crayfish

- Future monitoring of crayfish pathogens

- Global drivers of change in crayfish health and disease

- Ecology of host-pathogen interaction in crayfish

- Sustainable control of crayfish diseases

Guest editors:

Associate Professor Ana Bielen - Sveučilišta u Zagrebu: Fac. of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Assistant Professor Sandra Hudina -Sveučilišta u Zagrebu: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Professor Ivana Maguire - Sveučilišta u Zagrebu: Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia.

Manuscript submission information:

The journal’s submission platform (Editorial Manager®) is now available for receiving submissions to this Special Issue. Please refer to the Guide for Authors to prepare your manuscript and select the correct article type when submitting your manuscript online. Both the Guide for Authors and the submission portal could be found on the Journal Homepage here:Journal of Invertebrate Pathology - Journal - Elsevier


crayfish microbiome, crayfish pathogens, disease emergence, infectivity trial, pathogen monitoring methods, sustainable disease control

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