Special Issue "Mechanisms of Immunity and Disease Resistance in Aquatic Animals"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 1563
Aquaculture is the fastest-growing primary industry for the production of animal protein. However, disease in aquatic animals is one of the main problems that results in a significant number of deaths and severe economic losses. Although extensive research has been undertaken in disease control and immunology in aquatic animals, much remains to be explored in addressing aquatic animal diseases. Regardless of environmental factors, host resistance is directly related to the outbreak of diseases, which is the theoretical basis for disease-resistance breeding. Bridging host immunity and resistance to specific pathogens will greatly help to understand the mechanisms of disease resistance and improve effective methods for disease resistance breeding.
The Special Issue welcomes original research and review articles that report the progress of research related to the mechanisms of immunity and disease resistance in aquatic animals. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, regulatory mechanisms of innate and adaptive immunity, mechanisms of host defense against specific pathogens, the relationship between host immunity and disease resistance, and genetic markers for disease resistance.
Dr. Shihao Li
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- aquatic animals
- innate immunity
- adaptive immunity
- regulatory mechanism