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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



[462] Immunization against parasitic diseases of fish Developments in biological standardization (1997)



[467] Nuclear genes from the copepod Calanus finmarchicus Molecular marine biology and biotechnology (1995)
[468] Unusually high numbers of ribosomal RNA genes in copepods (Arthropoda: Crustacea) and their relationship to genome size Genome / National Research Council Canada = Génome / Conseil national de recherches Canada (1995)
[469] Parasite infections in Danish trout farms Acta veterinaria Scandinavica (1995)