Saprolegnia ferax

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Noun1.Saprolegnia ferax - a fungus that attacks living fish and tadpoles and spawn causing white fungus disease: a coating of white hyphae on especially peripheral parts (as fins)
genus Saprolegnia, Saprolegnia - aquatic fungi growing chiefly on plant debris and animal remains
fungus - an organism of the kingdom Fungi lacking chlorophyll and feeding on organic matter; ranging from unicellular or multicellular organisms to spore-bearing syncytia
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The same in vitro assay showed that PAA also reduced the growth of other oomycete fish pathogens, including Saprolegnia ferax (100% reduction at 20 mg/L), and Aphanomyces astaci (67% reduction at 30 mg/L).
[12.] Zahran E and E Rish Protective role of adjuvant and potassium permanganate on oxidative stress response of Nile Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) challenged with Saprolegnia ferax. SpringerPlus, 2013; 2: 94.
Since an intact glycocalyx is required to prevent infection with, for example, pathogenic Saprolegnia ferax spores (Augustin, Hahn, and Bosch, unpubl.