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Journal of Parasitic Diseases

, Volume 40, Issue 3, pp 1044–1046 | Cite as

Stress indices of Grass carp, Ceteopharyngodon idella, (Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1884) change in response to Monogenean parasites pollution, Gyrodactylus spp. and Dactylogyrus spp.

  • Fatemeh Shojaei Tekmedash
  • Mohtaram Hemmatzadeh
  • Hossein Khara
Original Article

Abstract

The aim of this research was study of stress indices in response to Monogenean infection in Grass carp, Ceteopharyngodon idella. In this regard, some stress indices were measured in two adult groups of Grass carp including healthy and infected fish. According to our results, the values of cortisol and glucose and lactate were significantly higher in infected fishes than healthy individuals. Elevation of cortisol and glucose demonstrated the existence of stressful condition caused by parasitic infection and demands for energy for adaptation. In conclusion, our results showed that Monogenean infection by Gyrodactylus spp. and Dactylogyrus spp. affects health condition of Grass carp through alternation of stress components.

Keywords

Stress indices Monogenean infection Grass carp 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fatemeh Shojaei Tekmedash
    • 1
  • Mohtaram Hemmatzadeh
    • 2
  • Hossein Khara
    • 3
  1. 1.Master of Reproduction and Aquaculture of Gorgan University of Agriculture and Natural ResourcesGorganIran
  2. 2.Islamic Azad University of Khuzestan, Science and Research BranchKhuzestanIran
  3. 3.Department of Fishery, College of Natural Resources, Lahijan BranchIslamic Azad UniversityLahijanIran

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