The constituents released from sea lice ...
|Paper title||The constituents released from sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) in the presence of salmonid mucus|
|Paper author(s)||M. Fast, J. Burka, S. Johnson, N. Ross|
|Proceedings title||Aquaculture Canada 2001: Moving forward through partnerships. Proceedings of the contributed papers of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 6-9 May 2001|
|Conference||C. I., Hendry, S. E., McGladdery|
|Abstract||Sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis, Kroyer) are a major pathogen of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). To obtain a better understanding of the host-parasite relationship, we compared protease secretions of L. salmonis into mucus collected from susceptible hosts (Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss), a resistant salmonid (coho salmon, O. kisutch) and a non-salmonid (winter flounder, Pseudopleuronectes americanus). Protease zymography of mucus from these fish following incubation with live lice revealed the presence of L. salmonis-derived low molecular weight proteases more frequently in Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout, compared to coho salmon or flounder (P<0.05). The differences in L. salmonis protease secretion in response to mucus from different host species may partially explain why coho salmon are more resistant to infection..|
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