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Response of striped trumpter to the infection with chondracanthid copepod


Covello, JM and Andrews, M and Battaglene, SC and Morrison, RN and Cobcroft, JM and Nowak, BF, Response of striped trumpter to the infection with chondracanthid copepod, Diseases of Fish and Shellfish, 14-19 September 2009, Prague, Czech Republic, pp. 32. ISBN 978-8087082-13-3 (2009) [Conference Extract]


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2009, European Association of Fish Pathologists.


The chondracanthid copepod, Chondracanthus goldsmidi Tang, Andrews & Cobcroft, 2007, was recently identified as an ectoparasite on gills, inner opercula and in nasal cavities of cultured striped trumpeter, Latris lineata (Forster), and is the first member of this genus known to parasitise a cultured host. While often present in high numbers (up to 60 parasites per host), little is known about its effect on striped trumpeter. Adult C. goldsmidi was associated with extensive epithelial hyperplasia and necrosis. Pathological changes were most pronounced near the parasite's attachment site, with papilloma-like growths surrounding the entire parasite resulting in deformation of the filament. Mast cells were absent in healthy gills, in contrast numerous mast cells were identified in the papilloma-like growths. The number of mucous cells increased near the parasite attachment sites on both the opercula and gills. A significant up-regulation of three pro-inflammatory cytokines, TNF-a, IL-l ~ and IL-8 was found in the gills. Examination of head kidney cells revealed a significant up-regulation of TNF-a, but not IL-l~ or IL-8. Conversely, the spleen cells showed significant up-regulation of both IL-l~ and IL-8, but not TNF-a. These findings allow for more detailed investigation of the striped trumpeter immune response, in addition to providing insight into possible mitigation strategies for large scale infestation of C. goldsmidi on commercially cultured striped trumpeter.

Item Details

Item Type:Conference Extract
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Aquaculture fin fish (excl. tuna)
UTAS Author:Andrews, M (Ms Melanie Andrews)
UTAS Author:Battaglene, SC (Associate Professor Stephen Battaglene)
UTAS Author:Morrison, RN (Dr Richard Morrison)
UTAS Author:Cobcroft, JM (Dr Jennifer Cobcroft)
UTAS Author:Nowak, BF (Professor Barbara Nowak)
ID Code:61000
Year Published:2009
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2010-02-24
Last Modified:2010-03-23
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