Mucosal Health in Aquaculture book cover

Mucosal Health in Aquaculture

Mucosal Health in Aquaculture is an essential reference on mucosal health for the diverse aquaculture community. Rather than bringing together a series of narrowly focused research articles as found in many edited scientific books, it is rich in explanatory figures and schematics, and includes important concepts.

The authors cover the broad spectrum of structural and cellular composition of mucosal surfaces in fish and shellfish, the functional roles of molecular and cellular actors at these surfaces during pathogen invasion, the impacts of nutrition, pre- and probiotics, impacts of chemical treatments, and more. It is a comprehensive account to capture and bring together the latest understanding of mucosal barriers in aquaculture species and their impacts on nutrition and immunity to ensure sustainable aquaculture development.


Researchers, professionals, and graduate students of aquaculture, those studying in the area of aquaculture disease and genetic improvement to improve fish culture to avoid disease problems.

Hardbound, 400 Pages

Published: January 2015

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-417186-2


  • Chapter 1. Mucosal Health in Aquaculture: Introduction

    Chapter 2. Overview of Fish Immunity

    Chapter 3. The Mucosal System of Fish: Overview of Structure and Function

    Chapter 4. Fish Mucosal Immunity: Skin

    Chapter 5. Fish Mucosal Immunity: Gill

    Chapter 6. Fish Mucosal Immunity: Intestine

    Chapter 7. Environmental Impacts on Fish Mucosa

    Chapter 8. Nutritional Impacts on Fish Mucosa: Dietary Considerations

    Chapter 9. Nutritional Impacts on Fish Mucosa: Immunostimulants, Pre- and Probiotics

    Chapter 10. Chemical Therapeutant Impacts on Fish Mucosa

    Chapter 11.  Impacts of the Microbiome on Fish Mucosal Health

    Chapter 12: Mucosal Vaccines

    Chapter 13: Crustacean Mucosal Immunity

    Chapter 14. Molluscan Mucosal Immunity

    Chapter 15: New Frontiers in Mucosal Health

    Chapter 16: Conclusions


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