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Fish defences; v.2: Pathogens, parasites and predators.


Fish defences; v.2: Pathogens, parasites and predators.

Ed. by Giacomo Zaccone et al.

Science Publishers, Inc.


400 pages




Biological scientists from coastal countries in every hemisphere review the literature on how individual fish (and some other marine animals) protect themselves from disease and from being eaten. Of particular concern, times being what they are, is how changing environments impact the vulnerability of the fish and the effectiveness of their defenses. The topics include the biology of teleost mucosal immunity, vaccination strategies to prevent streptococcal infections in cultured fish, the pharmacology of surfactants in skin secretions of marine fish, behavioral defenses in fish, defense against pathogens and predators during the evolution of parental care in fishes, and chemically mediated anti-predator defenses in ostariophysans. No mention is made of the first volume. Distributed in the US by UTP Distribution.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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