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.
(4) studied the presence of the fungus Saprolegnia ferax. They identified it as responsible for the mortality of amphibian larvae in the mountains of Oregon, USA.