Crustacean immune responses and their implications for disease control
2012 (English)In: Infectious disease in aquaculture: prevention and control / [ed] Austin, B., Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012, 69-87 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
This chapter reviews recent advances in our knowledge of crustacean immunity. Emphasis is given to shrimp due to their importance in aquaculture and trade and to freshwater crayfish since they serve as model organisms for research in crustacean immunology. Crustaceans lack antibodies, interferon and some other components from the mammalian immune arsenal but can still mount an efficient defence against many potential pathogens. Crustacean innate immunity relies on a combination of efficient hemocyte and humoral reactions carried out by plasma proteins.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing Limited, 2012. 69-87 p.
, Woodhead Publishing in Food Science Technology and Nutrition, ISSN 2042-8049 ; 231
infectious disease, prophenoloxidase, hemocyte
Research subject Biology with specialization in Comparative Physiology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-190010ISBN: 978-0-85709-016-4ISBN: 978-0-85709-573-2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-190010DiVA: diva2:582806