The parasitic copepod Lernaeocera branchialis negatively affects cardiorespiratory function in Gadus morhua

Jane W. Behrens, H. Seth, M. Axelsson, K. Buchmann

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The parasitic copepod Lernaeocera branchialis had a negative effect on cardiorespiratory function in Atlantic cod Gadus morhua such that it caused pronounced cardiac dysfunction with irregular rhythm and reduced stroke amplitude compared with uninfected fish. In addition, parasite infection depressed the postprandial cardiac output and oxygen consumption
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Fish Biology
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)1599-1606
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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