Pathogens and immune response of cephalopods

@inproceedings{CastellanosMartnez2013PathogensAI,
  title={Pathogens and immune response of cephalopods},
  author={Sheila Castellanos-Mart{\'i}nez and Camino Gestal},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract Cephalopod mollusks are an important marine resource for fisheries, and have received marked attention for studies on organismal biology; they are also good candidates for aquaculture. Wild and reared cephalopods are affected by a wide variety of pathogens, mainly bacteria, protozoa and metazoan parasites. Cephalopods do not have acquired immunity and immunological memory; therefore vaccination cannot be used to protect them against infectious diseases. Their defense mechanisms rely… CONTINUE READING

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