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Effect of tricaine methanesulfonate on survival and reproduction of the fish ectoparasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

Permanent URL:
http://handle.nal.usda.gov/10113/20020
Abstract:
The fish extoparasite Ichthyophthirius multifiliis was subjected to tricaine methanesulfonate (TM) exposure while fish were anesthetized for parasite collection. No information is available on the effects of TM exposure to I. multifiliis. This study evaluated the effects of TM on the survival and reproduction of I. multifiliis. Significant differences were not observed in survival and reproduction of tomonts collected from fish anesthetized using unbuffered or buffered TM or in control fish not exposed to TM. Results of the current study demonstrated that TM had no adverse effect on I. multifiliis survival and reproduction when used at concentrations and exposure times required for fish anesthetization.
Author(s):
Xu, De-Hai , Shoemaker, Craig A. , Klesius, Phillip H.
Subject(s):
Ichthyophthirius multifiliis , ectoparasites , Ictalurus punctatus , catfish , protozoal infections , anesthetics , sulfonates , adverse effects , mortality , reproduction
Format:
p. 979-982.
Note:
Includes references
Source:
Parasitology research 2008 Sept., v. 103, no. 4
Language:
English
Publisher:
Berlin/Heidelberg : Springer-Verlag
Year:
2008
Collection:
Journal Articles, USDA Authors, Peer-Reviewed
File:
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Rights:
Works produced by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties are not copyrighted within the U.S. The content of this document is not copyrighted.