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Immunity to Amoeba


Nowak, B and Valdenegro-Vega, V and Crosbie, P and Bridle, A, Immunity to Amoeba, Developmental and Comparative Immunology, 43, (2) pp. 257-267. ISSN 0145-305X (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.dci.2013.07.021


Amoebic infections in fish are most likely underestimated and sometimes overlooked due to the challenges associated with their diagnosis. Amoebic diseases reported in fish affect either gills or internal organs or may be systemic. Host response ranges from hyperplastic response in gill infections to inflammation (including granuloma formation) in internal organs. This review focuses on the immune response of Atlantic salmon to Neoparamoeba perurans, the causative agent of Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD).

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Amoeba, immune, salmon, antibody, gene expression
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:Nowak, B (Professor Barbara Nowak)
UTAS Author:Valdenegro-Vega, V (Miss Victoria Valdenegro)
UTAS Author:Crosbie, P (Dr Philip Crosbie)
UTAS Author:Bridle, A (Associate Professor Andrew Bridle)
ID Code:91203
Year Published:2014
Web of Science® Times Cited:25
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2014-05-11
Last Modified:2017-11-07

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