Shuqun Song

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The swimming crab Portunus trituberculatus supports a large proportion of crab aquaculture in China. In the last decade, the sustainable culture of this crab was threatened by the parasitic dinoflagellate Hematodinuim, resulting in massive mortality (up to 95%) in severely impacted culture ponds. Previous studies of Hematodinium were mainly focused on(More)
The parasitic dinoflagellates in the genus of Hematodinium infect broad range of crustaceans around the world, causing fatal diseases in multiple species of wild and cultured crabs and subsequent economic loss. In order to explore this host-parasite interaction in the early development stage of infection, mRNA transcript levels of eight key immune-related(More)
Increasing evidences have established that the nitric oxide synthase (NOS) and NADPH oxidase (NOX) play important roles in host defense system by catalyzing the production of nitrogen oxide (NO) and superoxide anions (O2(-)), respectively. While, there are limited studies to explore the roles of NOS/NOX enzymes in crustacean immunity, and no studies as yet(More)
Tolls/Toll-like receptors (TLRs) are important cell-surface receptors serving as pattern recognition receptors (PRRs) in the Tolls/TLRs signaling pathway of innate immune responses. In the present study, we isolated and characterized a novel Toll gene (PtToll) from Portunus trituberculatus, and further investigated its expression in various tissues of crab(More)
Noctiluca scintillans, a heterotrophic dinoflagellate responsible for most of the red tides in Hong Kong waters was investigated to determine the influence of biotic and abiotic factors in determining its population dynamics. N. scintillans first occurred in January when temperature was ~17°C, and reached a maximum of 1980cellsL-1 one month later. N.(More)
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