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Freshwater bathing alters the mucous layer of marine Atalantic salmon Salmo salar

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Roberts, SD and Powell, MD (2008) Freshwater bathing alters the mucous layer of marine Atalantic salmon Salmo salar. Journal of Fish Biology, 72 (7). pp. 1864-1870. ISSN 0022-1112

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Abstract

Mucous glucose, protein and osmolality significantly decreased in freshwater bathed marine Atlantic salmon by 1 h, irrespective of water hardness. Mucous viscosity significantly decreased in soft fresh water by 1 h, while hard fresh water significantly decreased mucous viscosity by 3 h. # 2008 The Authors Journal compilation # 2008 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles Key words: amoebic gill disease; disease treatment; mucous biochemistry; mucous viscosity; salmonid; water hardness.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Fish Biology
Page Range: pp. 1864-1870
ISSN: 0022-1112
Identification Number - DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01853.x
Additional Information: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2008 05:24
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:42
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/6775
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