The immune and stress responses of Atlantic cod to long-term increases in water temperature.

@article{PrezCasanova2008TheIA,
  title={The immune and stress responses of Atlantic cod to long-term increases in water temperature.},
  author={Juan Carlos P{\'e}rez-Casanova and Matthew L. Rise and Brian F Dixon and Luis O. B. Afonso and Jennifer R. Hall and Stewart C. Johnson and A. Kurt Gamperl},
  journal={Fish & shellfish immunology},
  year={2008},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={600-9}
}
Sea-caged cod are limited in their movements in the water column, and thus can be exposed to large seasonal ( approximately 0-20 degrees C) temperature fluctuations. To investigate the physiological response of Atlantic cod to summer-like increases in temperature, we exposed 10 degrees C acclimated juvenile cod to a graded thermal challenge (1 degrees C increase every 5 days) and measured: (1) plasma cortisol and glucose levels; (2) the respiratory burst activity of blood leukocytes; and (3… CONTINUE READING