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2. Parmentier E, Bahri MA, Plenevaux A, Fine ML, Estrada JM (2018). Sound production and sonic apparatus in deep-living cusk-eels (Genypterus chilensis and Genypterus maculatus). Deep-Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers. 141: 83-92.

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4. Rojas V, Lange-Morales B, Avendaño-Herrera R, Poblete-Morales M, Tapia-Cammas D, Guzman F, Marshall SH, Mercado L (2018). Detection of muscle-specific creatine kinase expression as physiological indicator for Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L) skeletal muscle damage. Aquaculture 496: 66-72.

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6. Avendaño-Herrera R. (2018) Proper antibiotics use in the Chilean salmon industry: Policy and technology bottlenecks. Aquaculture 495: 803-805.

7. Bethke J, Yañez AJ, Avendaño-Herrera R (2018) Comparative genomic analysis of two Chilean Renibacterium salmoninarum isolates and the type strain ATCC 33209T. Genome Biology Evolution 10: 1816-1822.

8. Ortega C, García I, Irgang R, Fajardo R, Tapia-Cammas D, Acosta J, Avendaño-Herrera R (2018) First identification and characterization of Streptococcus iniae obtained from tilapia (Oreochromis aureus) farmed in Mexico. Journal of Fish Diseases 41: 773-782.

9. Avendaño-Herrera R, Irgang R, Tapia-Cammas D (2018) PCR procedure for detecting the fish pathogen Tenacibaculum dicentrarchi. Journal of Fish Diseases 41: 715-719.

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12. Calquin P, Ruiz P, Oliver C, Sanchez P, Haro R, Oliva H, Vargas-Chacoff L, Avendaño-Herrera R (2018) Physiological evidence that Piscirickettsia salmonis produces siderophores and uses iron from different sources. Journal of Fish Diseases 41: 553-558.

13. Klarian SA, Canales-Cerro C, Barria P, Zarate P, Concha F, Hernandez S, Heidemeyer M, Sallaberry-Pincheira P, Melendez R (2018). New insights on trophic ecology of blue (Prionace glauca) and shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) from the oceanic eastern South Pacific. Marine Biology Research 14:173-182.

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1. Irgang R, Gonzalez-Luna R, Gutierrez J, Poblete-Morales M, Rojas V, Tapia-Cammas D, Avendaño-Herrera R (2017). First identification and characterization of Tenacibaculum dicentrarchi isolated from Chilean red conger eel (Genypterus chilensis, Guichenot 1848). Journal of Fish Diseases 40:1915-1920.

2. Aballai V, Aedo JE, Maldonado J, Bastias-Molina M, Silva H, Meneses C, Boltoña S, Reyes A, Molina A, Valdes JA (2017). RNA-seq analysis of the head-kidney transcriptome response to handling-stress in the red cusk-eel (Genypterus chilensis). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part D: Genomics and Proteomics 24:111-117.

3. Iturriaga M, Espinoza MB, Poblete-Morales M, Feijoo CG, Reyes AE, Molina A, Avendaño-Herrera R (2017). Cytotoxic activity of Flavobacterium psychrophilum in skeletal muscle cells of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Veterinary Microbiology 210:101-106.

4. Muniesa A, Mardones FO, Chávez MC, Montoya L, Cabanillas JA, de Blas I, Martinez-López B (2017). Spatial Epidemiology and Risk Factor Analysis of White Spot Disease in the Shrimp Farming Industry of Sinaloa, Mexico, from 2005 to 2011. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases 64:1510-1518.

5. Valenzuela CA, Zuloaga R, Poblete-Morales M, Vera-Tobar T, Mercado L, Avedaño-Herrera R, Valdés JA, Molina A (2017). Fish skeletal muscle tissue is an important focus of immune reactions during pathogen infection. Developmental and Comparative Immunology 73:1-9.

6. Albornoz R, Valenzuela K, Pontigo JP, Sanchez P, Ruiz P, Avendaño-Herrera R, Romero A, Oliver C, Yañez A (2017). Identification of chemotaxis operon cheYZA and cheA gene expression under stressful conditions in Piscirickettsia salmonis. Microbiology Pathogenesis. 107:436-441.

7. Espinoza MB, Aedo JE, Zuloaga R, Valenzuela C, Molina A, Valdés JA (2017). Cortisol Induces reactive oxygen species through a membrane glucocorticoid receptor in Rainbow Trout myotubes. Journal of Cellular Biolchemistry 118:718-725.

8. Avendaño-Herrera R, Tobar JA, Tobar I, Fernández-Caro C (2017). Universal probe library assay for the detection of infectious pancreatic necrosis virus genogroups 1 and 5 in salmonid tissues. Aquaculture Research 48: 1962-1967.

9. Levican A, Lasa A, Irgang R, Romalde JL, Poblete-Morales M, Avendaño-Herrera R (2017). Isolation of Vibrio tapetis from two native fish species (Genypterus chilensis and Paralichthys adspersus) reared in Chile and description of Vibrio tapetis subsp. quintayensis subsp. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 67:716-723.

10. Naour S, Espinoza BM, Aedo JE, Zuloaga R, Maldonado J, Bastias-Molina M, Silva H, Meneses C, Gallardo-Escarate C, Molina A, Valdés JA (2017). Transcriptomic analysis of the hepatic response to stress in the red cusk-eel (Genypterus chilensis): Insights into lipid metabolism, oxidative stress and liver steatosis. PloS ONE 12: e0176447.

11. Landaeta MF, Vera-Duarte J, Manriquez K, Marcovich N, Latorre-Melin L, López-Berger V, Latelier J, Alvarado-Niño M, Masotti I, La Mesa M (2017). Trophic plasticity of larval notothenioid fish Harpagifer antarcticus in shallow waters from the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Polar Biology 40: 837-851.

12. Bethke J, Avendaño-Herrera R (2017). Comparative genome analysis of two Streptococcus phocae subspecies provides novel insights into pathogenicity. Marine Genomics 31: 53-61.

13. Avendaño-Herrera R, Tapia-Cammas D, Aedo A, Saldivia P, Ortega C, Irgang R (2017). Disease caused by Yersinia ruckeri serotype O2b found in Chilean-farmed coho salmon, Oncorhynchus kisutch (Walbaum, 1792). Journal of Fish Diseases 40:279-285.

14. Bethke J, Quezada J, Poblete-Morales M, Irgang R, Yañez A, Oliver C, Avendaño-Herrera R (2017). Biochemical, serological, and genetic characterisation of Renibacterium salmoninarum isolates recovered from salmonids in Chile. Bulletin of the European Association of Fish Pathologist 37: 169:180.

15. Contreras-Porcia L, Cristoffanini C, Meynard A, Kumar M (2017). Tolerance pathways to desiccation stress in seaweeds. Systems Biology of Marine Ecosystems. 13-33.

16. Contreras-Porcia L, Meynard A, López-Cristoffanini C, Latorre N, Kumar M (2017). Marine metal pollution and effects on seaweed species. System Biology of Marine Ecosystem 35-48.