Changes in lysosomal enzyme activity and protection against Vibrio infection in Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) post larvae after bath immunostimulation with b-glucan

Misra, Chandra Kanta and Das, B K and Pradhan, Jyotirmayee and Pattnaik, Phalguni and Sethi, S N and Mukherjee, S C (2004) Changes in lysosomal enzyme activity and protection against Vibrio infection in Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) post larvae after bath immunostimulation with b-glucan. Fish & Shellfish Immunology , 17 . pp. 389-395.

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Abstract

Epidemics often strike juveniles or post larvae and this can pose serious economic problems for farmers [1]. Hence, the diseases are especially serious at post larval stages when the prawns are very active and growing fast [2]. Thus, there is a need to increase the non-specific immunity of prawns by utilising immunostimulants so as to provide them with a broad-spectrum defensive ability that includes phagocytosis, encapsulation, nodule formation and production of soluble antimicrobial peptides, which have been known for many years to occur in animals, especially invertebrates, which lack T-lymphocytes or specific immunoglobulins.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Lysozyme; Acid phosphatase; Glucan; Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Subjects:Fish Diseases
Crustacean Fisheries > Prawn and Prawn fisheries
Divisions:CMFRI-Madras (Chennai)
ID Code:6828
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:06 Dec 2010 09:08
Last Modified:21 Jul 2014 10:48

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