Immunity to Ichthyophthirius infections in fish: a synopsis.

@article{Dickerson2014ImmunityTI,
  title={Immunity to Ichthyophthirius infections in fish: a synopsis.},
  author={Harry W. Dickerson and Robert Craig Findly},
  journal={Developmental and comparative immunology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          290-9
        }
}
Ichthyophthirius multifiliis is a ciliated protozoan parasite that infects freshwater fish. It has been the subject of both applied and basic research for over 100years, which can be attributed to its world-wide distribution and its significant economic impact on both food and aquarium fish production. I. multifiliis serves as a model for studies in fish on innate and acquired immunity, as well as on mucosal immunity. Although an obligate parasite, I. multifiliis is relatively easily passaged… CONTINUE READING

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