Immunological competence in the green turtle and its relationship to the development of fibropapilloma disease

Klein, Paul A. and Jacobson, Elliott and Herbst, Lawrence H. and Greiner, Ellis C. (1997) Immunological competence in the green turtle and its relationship to the development of fibropapilloma disease. Gainesville, FL, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida,

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Abstract

Fibropapillomatosis (FP) remains a growing threat to the survival of sea turtles in Florida and other locations worldwide. FP has seriously affected green turtle, Chelonia mydas, populations in Florida and Hawaii and is now emerging as a significant threat to the loggerhead, Caretta caretta, in Florida. In addition the disease has been reported in olive ridley, Lepidochelys olivacea, populations as well. Data from several field studies suggests that high FP prevalence is associated with marine ecosystems impacted by human activities, including agricultural, industrial, and urban development although the exact role of environmental co-factors is unclear. (18 page document)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Immunological competence in the green turtle and its relationship to the development of fibropapilloma disease
Personal Creator/Author:
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Klein, Paul A.
Jacobson, Elliott
Herbst, Lawrence H.
Greiner, Ellis C.
Date: 1997
Publisher: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit , University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, FL
Projects: Research Work Order no. 96
Issuing Agency: Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Additional Information: Final report.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Green turtle; Chelonia mydas; fibropapillomatosis; diseases; Florida; loggerhead turtle; Caretta caretta; marine turtle
Subjects: Health
Biology
Item ID: 1091
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 01 May 2008 17:52
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:09
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/1091

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