Behavioural and immunological responses to an immune challenge in <ce:italic>Octopus vulgaris</ce:italic>

@article{Locatello2013BehaviouralAI,
  title={Behavioural and immunological responses to an immune challenge in <ce:italic>Octopus vulgaris</ce:italic>},
  author={Lisa Locatello and Graziano Fiorito and Livio Finos and Maria B Rasotto},
  journal={Physiology & Behavior},
  year={2013},
  volume={122},
  pages={93-99}
}
Behavioural and immunological changes consequent to stress and infection are largely unexplored in cephalopods, despite the wide employment of species such as Octopus vulgaris in studies that require their manipulation and prolonged maintenance in captivity. Here we explore O. vulgaris behavioural and immunological (i.e. haemocyte number and serum lysozyme activity) responses to an in vivo immune challenge with Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharides (LPS). Behavioural changes of immune-treated… CONTINUE READING

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