Molecular characterisation and functional analysis of LsChi2, a chitinase found in the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis salmonis, Krøyer 1838).

@article{Eichner2015MolecularCA,
  title={Molecular characterisation and functional analysis of LsChi2, a chitinase found in the salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis salmonis, Kr\oyer 1838).},
  author={C Eichner and Ewa Harasimczuk and Frank Nilsen and Sindre Grotmol and Sussie T. Dalvin},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  year={2015},
  volume={151-152},
  pages={39-48}
}
The salmon louse (Lepeophtheirus salmonis spp.) is an economically important parasite on Atlantic salmon reared in aquaculture globally. Production and degradation of chitin, a major component of the exoskeleton, is the target of some pesticides (Di/Teflubenzuron) used in management of lice on farmed fish. These chemicals inhibit molting of the salmon louse… CONTINUE READING