Colorado State University, Ph.D. 1971
My research interests center on infectious diseases of farmed aquatic species, especially the viral diseases of the penaeid shrimp, and on the development of classical and molecualr methods for their diagnosis.
Lightner DV.2009. Diagnostic Manual for Aquatic Animal Diseases. 6th Edition. Office International des Epizooties (OIE), Paris (In press):
- Chapter 1.1.3. (co-author). Disinfection of Crustacean Farms, Section C of Methods for Disinfection of Aquaculture Establishments.
- Chapter 2.00 (co-author). General Introduction OIE Manual.
- Chapter 2.3.00. Diseases of crustaceans, General Information.
- Chapter 2.3.02. Infectious Hypodermal and Hematopoietic Necrosis.
Yan, D., K.F.J. Tang andD.V. Lightner. 2009. Review of IMN, infectious myonecrosis in penaeid shrimp. (In Chinese) Chinese Journal of Marine Sciences 33: 89-91.
Heres, A., L.M. Nunan, and D.V. Lightner. “In press”. Biological and molecular characteristics of the pathogenic Spiroplasma penaei isolated from the hemolymph of the Pacific white shrimp Penaeus vannamei. Bamidgeh (The Israeli Journal of Aquaculture).
Lightner D.V.and R.M. Redman. “In press”. The global status of significant infectious diseases of farmed shrimp. Proceedings of Integrated Technologies for Advanced Shrimp Production. Aquaculture Interchange Program, 2009 Workshop, October 13-15, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii. Special publication of the Asian Fisheries Society Journal.
Aranguren L.F., K.F.J. Tang and D.V. Lightner. “In press”.Quantification of the bacterial agent of necrotizing hepatopancreatitis (NHP-B) by real-time PCR and comparison of survival and NHP load of two shrimp populations. Aquaculture.
Tang K.F.J., andD.V. Lightner. “In press”. Duplex real-time PCR for detection and quantification of monodon baculovirus (MBV) and hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV) in Penaeus monodon. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.
Stentiford, G.D. and D.V. Lightner. “In press.” Historic cases of White spot disease (WSD) caused by white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in European shrimp farms. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms.