Mucosal Health in Aquaculture

Mucosal Health in Aquaculture

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Mucosal Health in Aquaculture is an essential reference on mucosal health for the diverse aquaculture community. Rich in explanatory figures and schematics, the book includes important concepts such as structural and cellular composition of mucosal surfaces in fish and shellfish, known functional roles of molecular and cellular actors during pathogen invasion, impacts of nutrition on the mucosal barriers, impacts of chemical treatments on mucosal surfaces, mucosal vaccines and vaccination strategies, and more.

The health of cultured aquaculture species is critical in establishing the sustainable growth of the aquaculture industry worldwide, and mucosal health is of particular interest to those working in aquaculture because mucosal surfaces (skin, gill, intestine, reproductive tissues) constitute the first line of defense against pathogen invasion. Mucosal Health in Aquaculture captures the latest research on mucosal barriers in aquaculture species and their impacts on nutrition and immunity to ensure sustainable aquaculture development.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 408 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 960g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0124171869
  • 9780124171862
  • 1,530,050

Table of contents

1. Why Mucosal Health?

2. Overview of Fish Immunity

3. Fish Mucosal Immunity: Skin

4. Fish Mucosal Immunity: Gill

5. Fish Mucosal Immunity: Intestine

6. Environmental Impacts on Fish Mucosa

7. Nutritional Impacts on Fish Mucosa: Dietary

8. Nutritional Impacts on Fish Mucosa: Immunostimulants, Pre- and Probiotics

9. Impacts of the Microbiome on Fish Mucosal Health

10. Mucosal Vaccines

11. Mucosal Immunity in Mollusks

12. New Frontiers in Mucosal Health
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Review quote

"Topics include detailed examinations of key mucosal tissues, environmental and nutritional impacts, mucosal vaccines... recommended for anyone specializing in aquatic animal health." --Aquaculture Magazine

"...the latest scientific methods and technologies to maximize efficiencies for the health of farmed fish production...includes case studies of research to show the importance of the integrated health of the mucosa approach." --Aquahoy
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