Don Lightner

Professor Emeritus
ACBS, Rm. 102

1117 E. Lowell St.

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 molecular methods for their diagnosis.

Colorado State University, Ph.D. 1971
Office: VSM102
Telephone: (520)-621-8414
Research interests
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.
V SC 456/556             Aquaculture
V SC 565        Shrimp Pathology
Recent Publications
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 and D.V. Lightner. 2009. Development of a real-time PCR assay for detection of monodon baculovirus (MBV) in penaeid shrimp. J. Invertebrate Pathology 102: 97-100.
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.
Cotê, I., and D.V. Lightner. 2009. Development and characterization of a monoclonal antibody against Taura syndrome virus.  Journal of Fish Diseases 32: 989-996.
Davidson, E.W., J. Synder, D.V. Lightner, G. Ruthig, J. Lucas and J. Gilley. 2010. Exploration of potential microbial control agents for the invasive crayfish,Orchonectes virilis, in Arizona, USA. Biocontrol Science and Technology 20: 297-310.
Muller, I.C., T. P.D. Andrade, K. F.J. Tang-Nelson, M. R. F. Marques, D.V. Lightner. 2010. Genotyping of WSSV geographical isolates from Brazil and comparison to other isolates from the Americas. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 88: 91-98.
Yan, D., K.F.J. Tang and D.V. Lightner. 2010. A generic real-time PCR for the detection of hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV) of penaeid shrimp. Journal of Fish Diseases 33: 507-511.
Nunan L.M., B.T. Poulos, S. Navarro, R.M. Redman and D.V. Lightner. 2010.  Milky hemolymph syndrome (MHS) in spiny lobsters, penaeid shrimp and crabs. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 91: 105-112.
Lightner D.V.2011. Virus diseases of farmed shrimp in the Western Hemisphere (the Americas): a review. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 106: 110-130.
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.
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