Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/F-80

Utility of β-glucan as an immunostimulator for infectious disease prophylaxis in fish aquaculture

Principal Investigator: 

Robert S. Anderson

Start/End Year: 

1995 to 1997

Institution: 

Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Topic(s): 

Description: 

The overall objective is to determine if b-glucan will continue to exert a immunostimulating (protective) activity against pathogenic bacterial infection in striped bass in the face of aquaculture-associated stress. A positive finding would indicate that this agent has good potential for disease protection, both as a broad-spectrum immune stimulator and by increasing the potency of bacterial vaccines.