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An investigation of the x-cell disease in Pagothenia borchgrevinki fish in McMurdo Sound with measurements of condition factor, gut contents, internal organ status and analysis of tissue samples
Entry ID: K057_1997_1998_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: The distribution of x-cell disease in Pagothenia borchgrevinki fish in McMurdo Sound and the effects of the disease on the fish was investigated. A series of linear transects were samples close to Scott Base on the eastern side of McMurdo Sound (3) and on the western side of the sound (2) to sample for fish in order to locate different schools of fish. Fish that were captured were weighed and measured and then checked for x-cell disease, condition factor, gut content analysis, status of their internal organs and tissues were preserved for later analysis to determine the effects of the disease on the fish. Otoliths were removed from the cranial cavity to determine the age of each fish examined and tissue was preserved for electron microscope work. An experiment was planned to examine the effects of the disease on the fish over time with both healthy and diseased fish caught and placed in aquariums for the whole summer to look at the effects of time on aspects of the disease.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.85 S: -77.85  E: 166.75  W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-11-15
Stop Date: 1997-12-05


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO SOUND
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >FISH    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA


Platform
LABORATORY    [Information]


Quality
The data is in the publications. Please contact the investigator for more information.


Keywords
Pagothenia borchgrevinki
x-cell disease
morphometric data


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Personnel
BILL DAVISON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 3 364 2029
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Email: bill.davison at canterbury.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


Publications/References
Mans, T. 2000. X-cell disease in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki. MSc thesis, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.

Davison, W. X-cell gill disease in Pagothenia borchgrevinki from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Polar biology 19(1): 17-23, 1998.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-31


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