Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Md. Shafaet Hossen

 Md. Shafaet Hossen

Molecular characterisation of selected parasites from commercially important fish in southeastern region of Australia

Molecular characterisation of selected parasites from commercially important fish in southeastern region of Australia

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There have been few studies which identify Monogenea and Nematoda parasites in Australian fish species. In my study, morphological and molecular methods will be used to identify Monogenea and Nematode parasites in commercially important and popularly consumed fish species from the southeastern coast of Australia. This study will also provide valuable information on parasite distribution, diversity and the life cycle within the study region. Accurate identification of parasites in Australian fish is crucial in selection of the most suitable management or chemotherapy methods within sustainable fish production, to advise on fish consumption and consumer health and to assist in international and domestic biosecurity.

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Associate Professor Shokoofeh Shamsi, Associate Professor Skye Wassens

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Australian Graduate Research Training Program Scholarship

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  1. Hossen, M. S., & Shamsi, S. (2019). Zoonotic nematode parasites infecting selected edible fish in New South Wales, Australia. International Journal of Food Microbiology, 308, 108306.
  2. Shamsi, S., Spröhnle-Barrera, C., & Hossen, M. S. (2019). Occurrence of Anisakis spp. (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in a pygmy sperm whale Kogia breviceps (Cetacea: Kogiidae) in Australian waters. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 134(1), 65-74.

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