Immunostimulation in crustaceans: does it really protect against infection?

@article{Smith2003ImmunostimulationIC,
  title={Immunostimulation in crustaceans: does it really protect against infection?},
  author={Valerie Smith and Janet H Brown and Chris Hauton},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={15 1},
  pages={71-90}
}
There is a growing need to control, prevent or minimise the devastating effects of disease in crustacean culture without recourse to toxic chemicals or antibiotics. In keeping with approaches to disease control in fish and higher mammals, interest is developing in compounds that confer protection and/or enhance immune reactivity to likely pathogens in shellfish (sometimes, erroneously, referred to as as "shellfish vaccines"). The agents currently under scrutiny for crustaceans include glucans… CONTINUE READING

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