Sirimanapong W, Ooi EL, Thompson KD, Bekaert M, Collet B, Taggart JB, Bron JE, Green DM, Adams A & Leaver MJ (2013) Effect of B-glucan on immune response genes of Pangasianodon hypophthalmus and protection against Ewardsiella ictalurI. First Conference of the International Society of Fish and Shellfish Immunology, 25.06.2013-28.06.2013.
Abstract Pangasianodon hypophthalmus (striped catfish) is an important fish species cultured in Southeast Asia, especially in the riparian countries of the Mekong Delta. Aquaculture of P. hypophthalmus has developed rapidly in recent years, especially in Vietnam. The intensification of this species in farming systems has resulted in an increase in disease problems, particularly with Edwardsiella ictaluri. Immunostimulants are food additives used by the aquaculture industry to enhance the immune response, and β-glucan is now commonly used for this purpose in aquaculture. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of β-glucan immunostimulation on the immune response of P. hypophthalmus and their subsequent disease resistance to E. ictaluri.
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