Enhanced susceptibility of seawater cultured rainbow ...



Title Enhanced susceptibility of seawater cultured rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), to the microsporidian Loma salmonae during a primary infection with the sea louse, Lepeophtheirus salmonis
Author(s) A. Mustafa, David J. Speare, J. Daley, Gary A. Conboy, John F. Burka
Journal Journal of Fish Diseases
Date 2000
Volume 23
Issue 5
Start page 337
End page 341
Abstract Experiments involving 200 rainbow trout showed that host defence mechanisms in sea lice-infested fish are impaired, predisposing fish to subsequent infections to a second pathogen, such as the microsporidian parasite Loma salmonae. Macrophage impairment in lice-infested fish occurred when sea lice became mobile and remained suppressed until the end of the experiment..
DOI 10.1046/j.1365-2761.2000.00235.x

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