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The key to sustainable sea lice control is in the genome.

Welcome to LiceBase

Sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis and Caligus spp.) are the major pathogens affecting global salmon farming industry and have a significant impact in many areas. The annual costs for sea lice control have recently been estimated to exceede €500 million (only Norway) and the aquaculture industry relies heavily on a few chemotherapeutants. Emerging resistance development against these drugs increase the necessity to develop new treatment methods (biological, prophylactic and drugs) and tools to avoid increased loss due to sea lice and to ensure a sustainable salmon farming industry in the future.
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Recent Publications on L. salmonis and related species



[443] The occurrence and mechanisms of innate immunity against parasites in fish Developmental and comparative immunology (2001)


[450] Relationship between specific dynamic action and protein deposition in calanoid copepods Journal of experimental marine biology and ecology (2000)