Defenses of susceptible and resistant Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) against the myxozoan parasite Ceratomyxa shasta.

@article{Bjork2014DefensesOS,
  title={Defenses of susceptible and resistant Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) against the myxozoan parasite Ceratomyxa shasta.},
  author={Sarah J Bjork and Yong-An Zhang and Charlene N Hurst and Maria E Alonso-Naveiro and Julie D Alexander and Jorge Sunyer and Jerri Lee Bartholomew},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2014},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={87-95}
}
We investigated intra-specific variation in the response of salmon to infection with the myxozoan Ceratomyxa shasta by comparing the progress of parasite infection and measures of host immune response in susceptible and resistant Chinook salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha at days 12, 25 and 90 post exposure. There were no differences in invasion of the gills indicating that resistance does not occur at the site of entry. In the intestine on day 12, infection intensity and Ig(+) cell numbers were… CONTINUE READING