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Fish Defenses, Volume 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators

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Series: Fish Defenses Volume: 2

By: Giacomo Zaccone(Editor), C Perrière(Editor), Alexander Mathis(Editor), BG Kapoor(Editor)

398 pages, colour & b/w illustrations

Routledge

Hardback | Sep 2009 | #157097 | ISBN-13: 9781578084074
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NHBS Price: £160.00 $209/€182 approx
Paperback | Sep 2018 | #243153 | ISBN-13: 9781138113534
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NHBS Price: £59.99 $78/€68 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 Fish Defenses, Volume 2: Pathogens, Parasites and Predators 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
- Host Defense Peptides in Fish: From the Peculiar to the Mainstream
- Viral Immune Defenses in Fish
- Vaccination Strategies to Prevent Streptococcal Infections in Cultured Fish
- Behavioral Defenses against Parasites and Pathogens
- Pharmacology of Surfactants in Skin Secretions of Marine Fish
- Defense Strategies of Opisthobranch Slugs against Predatory Fish
- Behavioural Defenses in Fish
- Defense against Pathogens and Predators during the Evolution of Parental Care in Fishes
- The Nose Knows: Chemically Mediated Antipredator Defences in Ostariophysans
- Alarm Responses as a Defense: Chemical Alarm Cues in Nonostariophysan Fishes


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