B Austin

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Affiliation: University of Stirling
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Development of protection in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) to Vibrio anguillarum following use of the probiotic Kocuria SM1
    S M Sharifuzzaman
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Fish Shellfish Immunol 29:212-6. 2010
  2. pmc Taxonomy of bacterial fish pathogens
    Brian Austin
    Institute of Aquaculture, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK
    Vet Res 42:20. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Vibrios as causal agents of zoonoses
    B Austin
    School of Life Sciences, John Muir Building, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Vet Microbiol 140:310-7. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Pseudomonas M162 confers protection against rainbow trout fry syndrome by stimulating immunity
    T L Korkea-aho
    Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 113:24-35. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of dietary ginger, Zingiber officinale Roscoe, as an immunostimulant to control Aeromonas hydrophila infections in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 32:971-7. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Development of immunity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) to Aeromonas hydrophila after the dietary application of garlic
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, John Muir Building, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Fish Shellfish Immunol 30:845-50. 2011
  7. doi request reprint The garlic component, allicin, prevents disease caused by Aeromonas hydrophila in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 33:293-300. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Kocuria SM1 controls vibriosis in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum)
    S M Sharifuzzaman
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 108:2162-70. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Identification and pathogenicity to rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), of some aeromonads
    P Orozova
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 32:865-71. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of in-feed probiotics against Aeromonas bestiarum and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis skin infections in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum)
    N Pieters
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 105:723-32. 2008

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  1. doi request reprint Development of protection in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) to Vibrio anguillarum following use of the probiotic Kocuria SM1
    S M Sharifuzzaman
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Fish Shellfish Immunol 29:212-6. 2010
    ..1%, peroxidase (OD(550nm)) 0.23 +/- 0.02 to 0.37 +/- 0.11 and bacterial killing activities (percentage of surviving bacteria = 82 +/- 12% to 57 +/- 4%) at 3 weeks. Generally, the levels reduced progressively towards the end of experiment...
  2. pmc Taxonomy of bacterial fish pathogens
    Brian Austin
    Institute of Aquaculture, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, Scotland, UK
    Vet Res 42:20. 2011
    ..Notwithstanding, modern methods have permitted real progress in the understanding of the taxonomic relationships of many bacterial fish pathogens...
  3. doi request reprint Vibrios as causal agents of zoonoses
    B Austin
    School of Life Sciences, John Muir Building, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Vet Microbiol 140:310-7. 2010
    ..In a minority of cases, for example V. vulnificus, there is good evidence to actually associate human infections with diseased animals. In other cases, the link is certainly feasible but hard evidence is mostly lacking...
  4. doi request reprint Pseudomonas M162 confers protection against rainbow trout fry syndrome by stimulating immunity
    T L Korkea-aho
    Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 113:24-35. 2012
    ..To evaluate the antagonistic effect of Pseudomonas M162 against Flavobacterium psychrophilum...
  5. ncbi request reprint Use of dietary ginger, Zingiber officinale Roscoe, as an immunostimulant to control Aeromonas hydrophila infections in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 32:971-7. 2009
    ..There was proliferation in the number of neutrophils, macrophages and lymphocytes, and enhanced phagocytic, respiratory burst, lysozyme, bactericidal and anti-protease activities compared with the controls...
  6. doi request reprint Development of immunity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) to Aeromonas hydrophila after the dietary application of garlic
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, John Muir Building, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Fish Shellfish Immunol 30:845-50. 2011
    ..The corresponding RPS 21 days after ending the feeding regime was 75% and 68, respectively. One week later, the RPS had dropped to 55% and 46% in the groups fed with 0.5 g and 1.0 g garlic 100 g(-1) of feed, respectively...
  7. doi request reprint The garlic component, allicin, prevents disease caused by Aeromonas hydrophila in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 33:293-300. 2010
    ..e. a phagocytic value of 39.2% compared to 13.6% in the controls, and serum lysozyme activity, which showed significant (P > 0.05) differences compared to the control at 15 and 30 min after the first reading at 0 min of incubation...
  8. doi request reprint Kocuria SM1 controls vibriosis in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum)
    S M Sharifuzzaman
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 108:2162-70. 2010
    ..To develop probiotics for the control of vibriosis caused by Vibrio anguillarum and Vibrio ordalii in finfish...
  9. doi request reprint Identification and pathogenicity to rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), of some aeromonads
    P Orozova
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 32:865-71. 2009
    ..Marked heterogenicity of the OMP and whole cell protein (WCP) profiles within and among the species was observed. Polypeptides of 83-173 kDa were detected in the WCP profile of the cultures, but they were not expressed in OMP fractions...
  10. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of in-feed probiotics against Aeromonas bestiarum and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis skin infections in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum)
    N Pieters
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 105:723-32. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of in-feed probiotics as a preventive measure against skin infections caused by Aeromonas bestiarum and Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ich) in rainbow trout...
  11. doi request reprint Use of bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) as an immunostimulant for the control of Aeromonas hydrophila infections in rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 108:686-94. 2010
    ..To determine the effect of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) for the prevention of infection by Aeromonas hydrophila in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss Walbaum) fingerlings...
  12. doi request reprint Antigenic and cross-protection studies of biotype 1 and biotype 2 isolates of Yersinia ruckeri in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    J W Tinsley
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 111:8-16. 2011
    ..The study investigated antigen characteristics of biotype (bt) 1 and bt 2 isolates of Yersinia ruckeri...
  13. ncbi request reprint Characterization of atypical Aeromonas salmonicida by different methods
    B Austin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
    Syst Appl Microbiol 21:50-64. 1998
    ..Most isolates contained 2-6 plasmids, of 2.3 to 150 kb in length. Nevertheless, all isolates possessed certain key characteristics, including Gram-negativity, and the absence of motility...
  14. ncbi request reprint The development of probiotics for the control of multiple bacterial diseases of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    J Brunt
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 30:573-9. 2007
    ..Specifically, JB-1 and especially GC2 were positive for siderophore and chitinase production, and increased lysozyme, phagocytic and respiratory burst activity...
  15. pmc Duplication of hemolysin genes in a virulent isolate of Vibrio harveyi
    X H Zhang
    Department of Biological Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland
    Appl Environ Microbiol 67:3161-7. 2001
    ..Surprisingly, the level of vhh-specific RNA transcript produced by VIB 645 was found to be very low. We conclude that the hemolytic phenotype of VIB 645 is not due to increased expression of one or both copies of the vhh gene...
  16. doi request reprint Novel non-motile phenotypes of Yersinia ruckeri suggest expansion of the current clonal complex theory
    J W Tinsley
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 34:311-7. 2011
    ..The lipopolysaccharide (O antigen) type in the non-motile biotype was different from other isolates of Y. ruckeri...
  17. ncbi request reprint Bacillus subtilis AB1 controls Aeromonas infection in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum)
    A Newaj-Fyzul
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 103:1699-706. 2007
    ..To develop a probiotic with effectiveness against Aeromonas sp., which was pathogenic to rainbow trout...
  18. ncbi request reprint Microbial diversity of intestinal contents and mucus in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)
    D H Kim
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 102:1654-64. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to understand the microbial community of intestinal contents and mucosal layer in the intestine of rainbow trout by means of culture-dependent conventional and independent molecular techniques...
  19. doi request reprint Influence of probiotic feeding duration on disease resistance and immune parameters in rainbow trout
    S M Sharifuzzaman
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Fish Shellfish Immunol 27:440-5. 2009
    ..These results reveal that a two-week feeding regime with Kocuria SM1 leads to higher disease protection in rainbow trout, with protection linked to stimulation of immune parameters...
  20. doi request reprint Use of lupin, Lupinus perennis, mango, Mangifera indica, and stinging nettle, Urtica dioica, as feed additives to prevent Aeromonas hydrophila infection in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    E Awad
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 33:413-20. 2010
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  21. doi request reprint Subcellular components of probiotics Kocuria SM1 and Rhodococcus SM2 induce protective immunity in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum) against Vibrio anguillarum
    S M Sharifuzzaman
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, UK, Scotland, UK
    Fish Shellfish Immunol 30:347-53. 2011
    ..98-2.93%; P > 0.05) and immunoglubolin level (from 27 mg ml(-1) to 28.5-33 mg ml(-1); P > 0.05) were observed with the experimental groups. These results indicate that cell components of the probiotics stimulate an immune response...
  22. ncbi request reprint Use of garlic, Allium sativum, to control Aeromonas hydrophila infection in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    E J Nya
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 32:963-70. 2009
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  23. ncbi request reprint PCR and molecular detection for differentiating Vibrio species
    O A E Sparagano
    Centre for Marine Biodiversity and Biotechnology CMBB, Department of Biological Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 969:60-5. 2002
    ..alginolyticus, V. anguillarum and for a cluster of taxonomically related species: V. carchariae/harveyi/campbelii. A phylogenetic tree based on the 23S sequences confirmed previous results obtained by Western blotting...
  24. ncbi request reprint Vibrio harveyi: a significant pathogen of marine vertebrates and invertebrates
    B Austin
    School of Life Sciences, John Muir Building, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 43:119-24. 2006
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  25. doi request reprint Pseudomonas sp. M174 inhibits the fish pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum
    T L Korkea-aho
    Institute of Aquaculture, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK
    J Appl Microbiol 111:266-77. 2011
    ..To study the antagonic affect of probiotic Pseudomonas M174 on the fish pathogen Flavobacterium psychrophilum...
  26. ncbi request reprint Recovery of an unusual Gram-negative bacterium from ulcerated rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), in Scotland
    D A Austin
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 26:247-9. 2003
  27. ncbi request reprint The bacterial microflora of fish
    B Austin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh EH14 4AS, Scotland, UK
    ScientificWorldJournal 2:558-72. 2002
    ..Taxa, including Pseudomonas, may contribute to spoilage by the production of histamines in fish tissue...
  28. ncbi request reprint Isolation of Aeromonas salmonicida in association with purple-pigmented bacteria in sediment from a Scottish loch
    D A Austin
    Department of Biological Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 27:349-51. 1998
    ..However, there has not been any evidence of A. salmonicida infections, specifically furunculosis, associated with the fish in this loch...
  29. ncbi request reprint Association of a bacteriophage with virulence in Vibrio harveyi
    B Austin
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 26:55-8. 2003
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of a probiotic to control lactococcosis and streptococcosis in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum)
    J Brunt
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    J Fish Dis 28:693-701. 2005
    ..The mode of action reflected stimulation of innate immunity, namely an increased number of leucocytes and enhanced phagocytic and respiratory burst activity...
  31. ncbi request reprint Characterization of a stable L-form of the fish pathogen Aeromonas salmonicida
    A Gibb
    Department of Biological Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 23:445-7. 1996
    ..In addition, from Western blots, two protein bands reacted strongly with a polyclonal antiserum. The antiserum did not react demonstrably with the band detected in the L-forms on the gels...
  32. ncbi request reprint Recovery of a new biogroup of Yersinia ruckeri from diseased rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss, Walbaum)
    D A Austin
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Syst Appl Microbiol 26:127-31. 2003
    ..Protection against disease was achieved using a formalin-inactivated whole vaccine prepared against a representative isolate...
  33. ncbi request reprint An extract from teak (Tectona grandis) bark inhibited Listeria monocytogenes and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus
    A Neamatallah
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 41:94-6. 2005
    ..The aim of this study was to characterize the inhibitory mechanism in teak (Tectona grandis) bark and to determine its effectiveness against Listeria monocytogenes and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)...
  34. ncbi request reprint Development and characterization of primary cell cultures from the hematopoietic tissues of the Dublin Bay prawn, Nephrops norvegicus
    A L Mulford
    Department of Biological Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Methods Cell Sci 22:265-75. 2000
    ..Cultures remained functional for over two weeks. Mitosis was noticed occasionally; however, cell proliferation was not recorded by use of nuclear proliferation markers...
  35. ncbi request reprint An improved selective isolation medium for the recovery of Listeria monocytogenes from smoked fish
    A A N Neamatallah
    School of Life Sciences, Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, UK
    Lett Appl Microbiol 36:230-3. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to improve the selective isolation of Listeria monocytogenes from smoked haddock fillets...