Acquired resistance of the eel, Anguilla anguilla L., to challenge infections with gill monogeneans

H. C. SLOTVED, K. BUCHMANN*

*Corresponding author

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Abstract

Abstract. The European eel, Anguilla anguilla L., is able to respond to infections with ectoparasitic gill monogeneans of the genus Pseudodactylogyrus Gussev, 1965. A primary infection offers the host a relative resistance to challenge infections. The relative protection was detected at both 14 and 33 days after mebendazole termination of the primary infection by a significantly greater parasite reduction in previously infected eels compared to non‐primed eels. No complete immunity was obtained.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftJournal of Fish Diseases
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)585-591
Antal sider7
ISSN0140-7775
DOI
StatusUdgivet - nov. 1993
Udgivet eksterntJa

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