Coho biomarkers offer hope of progress in lice fight

(11/06/18)

A Canadian scientist has updated Scottish fish health professionals on continuing efforts to unlock the lice-resistance secrets of coho salmon in the hope of transferring the ability to Atlantic salmon.

Dr Laura Braden has been a leading researcher into both the response of coho salmon to lice infection, and the response of sea lice to their host, which researchers have discovered varies depending on which species of salmon they feed on.

The research uses a process called dual RNA-sequencing, which allows scientists to see what changes are................................................


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