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Stimulation of fish larval defence mechanisms against infectious diseases

Objective

Infectious diseases are major obstacles within European hatcheries . To cope with this, examinations of the ontogeny appearance of cells fighting pathogens and of the humeral and cellular ant microbial defence mechanisms must be performed. Once our understanding of these defence mechanisms such as the complement system, antibodies, proteases/ant proteases and leukocyte appearance and function is improved, strategies to prevent infectious diseases must be developed. These strategies include the use of immunostimulants and vaccines to increase the disease resistance against abundant pathogens such as atypical Aeromonassalmonicida, vibrato angular, SVCV, IPNV and VNN virus which are reported to cause mass mortality within European hatcheries. The commercially emerging and developed fish species that will be examined are: Sea bass, Atlantic halibut and cod, spotted wolfish and carp. The project does not involve Use of Gomes .

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF TROMSOE
Address
201 B,breivika
9037 Tromsoe
Norway

Participants (4)

SCOTTISH OFFICE AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES DEPARTMENT
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road Torry
AB9 8DB Aberdeen
UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND
Iceland
Address
Keldur V/vesturlandsveg
112 Reykjavik
UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
Address
Largo Dell'universita, Blocco D
01100 Viterbo
WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Marijkeweg 40, Zodiac
6700 AH Wageningen