J. Lokesh

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BACKGROUND Vibriosis caused by V. anguillarum is a commonly encountered disease in Atlantic cod farms and several studies indicate that the initiation of infection occurs after the attachment of the pathogen to the mucosal surfaces (gut, skin and gills) of fish. Therefore it is necessary to investigate the role of different mucosal components in fish upon(More)
A novel defensin antimicrobial peptide gene was identified in Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua. This three exon/two intron defensin gene codes for a peptide precursor consisting of two domains: a signal peptide of 26 amino acids and a mature peptide of 40 residues. The mature cod defensin has six conserved cysteine residues that form 1-5, 2-4 and 3-6 disulphide(More)
The efficacy of a microbial feed additive (Bactocell(®)) in countering intestinal inflammation in Atlantic salmon was examined in this study. Fish were fed either the additive-coated feed (probiotic) or feed without it (control). After an initial 3-week feeding, an inflammatory condition was induced by anally intubating all the fish with oxazolone. The fish(More)
The antioxidants such as quercetin and alpha-tocopherol were subjected for in vitro prophylactic cataract prevention study on glucose induced cataract model. Goat lenses were incubated in artificial aqueous humor containing 55 mM glucose with test drugs in different concentrations at room temperature for 72 h. Biochemical parameters studied in the lens were(More)
Knowledge concerning shifts in microbiota is important in order to elucidate the perturbations in the mucosal barrier during the transitional life stages of the host. In the present study, a 16S rRNA gene sequencing technique was employed to examine the compositional changes and presumptive functions of the skin-associated bacterial communities of Atlantic(More)
With enormous use of sensor network, the sensor applications was enfeeble by large data movements across the network owing to the intrinsic characteristics of resource-constrained sensors. This paper emphasizes on two issues such as accuracy and communication overhead, data aggregation is an effective way to reduce communication issues at lower level, to(More)
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