Parasite infection of fish, as with other animal groups, is normal in the natural environment. However, under certain circumstances, the parasites can become pathogenic to the host. Thus, a common focus of study within the group is to evaluate the pathogenicity of parasites, identify the conditions under which they become pathogenic and attempt to understand the processes of pathology involved in the particular host parasite system using histopathological techniques. Interpretation of these data enables us to assess the impact of infection on growth and performance and upon the economics of commercial operations.
- Smith, J.L., Wootten, R. & Sommerville C. (2007) The pathology of the early stages of the crustacean parasite, Lernaeocera branchialis (L), on Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L. Journal of Fish Diseases, 30 (1), 1-11
- Turnbull, J., Bell A., Adams C., Bron, J.E. & Huntingford, (2004). Stocking density and welfare of cage farmed Atlantic salmon: application of a multivariate Integrated Welfare Index. Aquaculture 243, 121-132
- Gibson, D.R., Smail, D.A. & Sommerville, C. (1998) Infectious pancreatic necrosis virus: experimental infection of goldsinny wrasse, Ctenolabrus rupestris L. (Labridae). Journal of Fish Diseases, 21 (6), 399-440.
- Ferraz, E. & Sommerville, C. (1998) Pathology of Piscinoodinium sp. (Protozoa: Dinoflagellida), parasites of the ornamental freshwater catfishes Corydoras spp. and Brochis splendens (Pisces: Callichthyidae). Diseases of Aquatic Organisms, 33 (1), 43-49.
- Sommerville, C. (1998) Parasitic Diseases of Fish. In “The Biology of Farmed Fish” (eds Black, K. & Pickering, A.). Sheffield Biological Sciences, Vol. 1 Sheffield Academic Press.
- Gibson, D.R. & Sommerville, C. (1996) The potential for viral problems related to the use of wrasse (Labridae) in the farming of Atlantic salmon. In: “Wrasse: Biology and use in Aquaculture”. (Eds. Sayer, M.D.J., Treasurer, J.W. & Costello, M.J.), 240–250.
- Athanassopoulou, F. & Sommerville, C. (1993) The significance of myxosporean infections in roach in different habitats. Journal of Fish Diseases, 16 (1), 39-53.
- Jonsdottir, H., Bron, J.E., Wootten, R. & Turnbull, J.F. (1992) The histopathology associated with the pre-adult and adult stages of Lepeophtheirus salmonis on the Atlantic salmon Salmo salar L. Journal of Fish Diseases, 15, 521-527.
- Subasinghe, R.P. & Sommerville, C. (1992) Effects of temperature on hatchability, development and growth of eggs and yolksac fry of Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters) under artificial incubation. Aquaculture and Fisheries Management, 23 (1), 31-39.
- Bron, J.E., Sommerville, C., Jones M. & Rae, G.H. (1991). The settlement and attachment of early stages of the salmon louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis (Copepoda: Caligidae) on the salmon host Salmo salar. Journal of Zoology (London), 224, 201-212.
- Sommerville, C. & Iqbal, N.A.M. (1991) The process of infection, migration, growth and development of Sanguinicola inermis Plehn, 1905 (Digenea: Sanguinicolidae) in carp Cyprinus carp L. Journal of Fish Diseases, 14, 211-219.
- Jones, M.W., Sommerville, C. (1990) The histopathology associated with the juvenile stages of Lepeophtheirus salmonis on the Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. Journal of Fish Diseases, 13, 303-310.
- Subasinghe, R.P. & Sommerville, C. (1990) Descriptive pathology of controlled infections of the ciliate ectoparasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis Fouquet, 1876 in Oreochromis mossambicus (Peters) fry. Asian Fisheries Science, 3, 309-317.
- Sommerville, Christina (1982) Haplorchis pumilio Looss infections in cultured food fish. 11. Pathology. Journal of fish diseases 5, 24-250.