Mucosal Immunoglobulin: An Important Tool In The Olfactory Organ Of Teleost Fish To Fight The Protozoan, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis
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Zhen is a research scientist at Huazhong Agricultural University and the Qingdao National Laboratory for Marine Science and Technology.

                       

Mucosal Immunoglobulin: An Important Tool In The Olfactory Organ Of Teleost Fish To Fight The Protozoan, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis

Olfaction is a very important chemoreception that forms the sense of smell in animals. Terrestrial animals can detect low concentrations of airborne, volatile chemical substances thanks to the olfactory system to accomplish the recognition of conspecifics, predators, and prey. Importantly, even some function like reproductive functions, neuroendocrine regulation, emotional responses, and aggression are associated with olfaction. As the external organ, animals’ olfactory organ is constantly stimulated by some microorganisms including pathogens in the air. Thus, olfactory organs form a unique...

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