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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, vol. 72, No. 7 , pp. 1864-1870 , doi: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01853.x.

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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
Authors/Creators:Roberts, SD and Powell, MD
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Fish Biology
ISSN: 0022-1112
DOI / ID Number: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2008.01853.x
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