SELECTIVE BREEDING CRITERIA FOR DISEASE RESISTANCE IN FOOD FISH

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 9315
Amount: $27,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
International Aquaculture Res
Route 1 Box 264, Hagerman, ID, 83322
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR BLAKE F GRANT
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Abstract
FISH SKIN MUCUS FUNCTIONING IN PRIMARY DEFENSE AND ENVIRON- MENTAL ADAPTATION CONTAINS BIOLOGIC ACTIVITIES THAT APPEAR TO REDUCE PATHOGEN INFECTIVITY AND PERHAPS ENHANCE PATHOGEN ANTIGENICITY. LEVELS OF THESE ACTIVITIES ALSO APPEAR TO BE GENETICALLY CONTROLLED. WE PRPOSED CHARACTERIZE MUCUS LYSOZYME,PROTEASE, AND PRECIP-ITIN ACTIVITES (MLPAS) IN A RAINBOW TROUT POPULATION BEFORE AND AFTER INDUCED EPIZOOTICS OF TWO ECONOMICALLY IMPORTANT TROUT DISEASES: INFECTIOUS HEMATOPOIETIC NECROSIS(VIRAL) ANDENTERIC RED-MOUTH(BACTERIAL). POPULATION FREQUENCY DISTRIBU TIONS OF MLPPAS CORRELATING WITH TROUT SURVIVAL WILL BE THE BASIS OF A NON-DESTRUCTIVE SCREEN FOR BROODSTOCK AND JUSTIFYOUR PERFECTING THE TECHNOLOGY FOR AQUACULTURE USE.

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