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In vitro culture of the attached stages of the sea louse Lepeophtheirus (LINKSAL02) (was FC0444) - FC1115(1)

Summary Objectives:-
Develop an in-vitro culture medium for salmon epidermal cells and chalamid stages of sea lice, thus providing a better source of material for investigating host / parasite interactions and assessing anti-louse chemotherapeutants

Key Customer Purpose:-
Assist with the development of a vaccine for sea lice.
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 1998

To: 2000

Cost: £31,882
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Scottish Salmon Growers Assosiation
Fish Disease              
Fields of Study
Fish Health and Aquaculture