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Fish Defenses, Volume 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators

Series: Fish Defenses Volume: 2

Edited By: Giacomo Zaccone, C Perrière, A Mathis and BG Kapoor

398 pages, Col & b/w figs

Science Publishers

Hardback | Sep 2009 | #157097 | ISBN-13: 9781578084074
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NHBS Price: £96.00 $122/€115 approx

About this book

Dramatic changes in the environment, including habitat degradation and climate change, have focused attention on how individuals and populations respond to a shifting biotic and abiotic landscape. A critical step toward meeting this goal is a clear understanding of the capacity of individuals to defend themselves against threats. Changes in water quality and temperature have direct and indirect effects on fishes. Defensive responses can occur at many levels, from cellular to behavioral actions. The authors in this volume have attempted to provide a general view of the current state of knowledge of fish defenses with respect to pathogens, parasites, and predators, and to point out gaps where further study is needed.


Contents

The Biology of Teleost Mucosal Immunity: Harry W. Dickerson

Host Defense Peptides in Fish: From the Peculiar to the Mainstream: Aleksander Patrzykat and Robert E.W. Hancock

Viral Immune Defenses in Fish: A. Estepa, C. Tafalla and J.M. Coll

Vaccination Strategies to Prevent Streptococcal Infections in Cultured Fish: Jess L. Romalde, Beatriz Magari#os, Carmen Ravelo and Alicia E. Toranzo

Behavioral Defenses against Parasites and Pathogens: Brian D. Wisenden, Cameron P. Goater and Clayton T. James

Pharmacology of Surfactants in Skin Secretions of Marine Fish: Eliahu Kalmanzon and Eliahu Zlotkin

Defense Strategies of Opisthobranch Slugs against Predatory Fish: Arnaldo Marin

Behavioural Defenses in fish: J#rgen I. Johnsson

Defense against Pathogens and Predators during the Evolution of Parental Care in Fishes: Jason H. Knouft

The Nose Knows: Chemically Mediated Antipredator Defences in Ostariophysans: Reehan S. Mirza

Alarm Responses as a Defense: Chemical Alarm Cues in Nonostariophysan Fishes: Alicia Mathis

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