Shimaa E. Ali

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Vitrification solutions are aqueous cryoprotectant solutions which do not freeze when cooled at moderate rates to very low temperatures. Vitrification solutions have been used with great success for the cryopreservation of some biological systems but have been less successful or unsuccessful with other systems, and more fundamental knowledge about(More)
The objective of the present study was to determine whether rabbit kidneys could be perfused with a 7.5 M vitrification solution (VS4, which vitrifies under applied pressure) without loss of function. To answer this question, kidneys were perfused with VS4 using a computer-based machine to gradually raise and lower concentration and then attached to the(More)
Saprolegnia infections cause severe economic losses among freshwater fish and their eggs. The banning of malachite green increased the demand for finding effective alternative treatments to control the disease. In the present study, we investigated the ability of boric acid to control saprolegniosis in salmon eggs and yolk sac fry. Under in vitro(More)
Saprolegnia spp. can cause mortality and economic losses in freshwater fish and eggs. Biofilm formation is generally regarded as a virulence factor, and biofilms can be an important cause of infection recurrence. Evidence of persistent sources of Saprolegnia infections on fish and eggs in fish farms support the assumption that Saprolegnia spp. might be able(More)
There has been a significant increase in the incidence of Saprolegnia infections over the past decades, especially after the banning of malachite green. Very often these infections are associated with high economic losses in salmonid farms and hatcheries. The use of boric acid to control the disease has been investigated recently both under in vitro and in(More)
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