Project description:Norway is the largest producer and exporter of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) worldwide. Skin disorders correlated with bacterial infections represent an important challenge for fish farmers due to the economic losses caused. Little is known about this topic, thus studying the skin-mucus of Salmo salar and its bacterial community depict a step forward in understanding fish welfare in aquaculture. In this study, we used label free quantitative mass spectrometry to investigate the skin-mucus proteins associated with both Atlantic salmon and bacteria. In addition, the microbial temporal proteome dynamics during 9 days of mucus incubation with sterilized seawater was investigated, in order to evaluate their capacity to utilize mucus components for growth in this environment.
Project description:The present study aimed to identify the persistent molecular changes occurring in Atlantic Salmon salmon (Salmo salar) eggs after 24h exposure to high concentrations (5000 mg/L) of road salt at fertilization. Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar) eggs after fertilization were exposed to high concentrations (5000 mg/L) of road salt for 24 h and used for gene expression analysis.