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Published papers on flathead health and melanisation

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about flathead health and melanisation
Cooper M, Midling KØ (2006) Blood vessel melanosis: a physiological detoxification mechanism in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) Aquacult Int 15:43-54 doi:10.1007/s10499-006-9067-9Howieson J et al. (2013) Understanding and minimising “greying” of farmed barramundi fillets. Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre, AdelaideOoi CK, Ware M, Lewis T, Lyle J, Nowak BF (2019) Muscle melanisation in sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis) and links to elevated zinc levels. Mar Pollut Bull 149:110493 doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110493Stocker C, Lyle JM, Nowak B (2019) Fisher survey of muscle melanisation in Sand Flathead (Platycephalus bassensis). Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, Hobart url: CW, Haddy J, Lyle J, Nowak BF (2020) Muscle melanisation of southern sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis) in the Tamar Estuary, Tasmania, Australia. Environ Pollut 256:113452 doi:10.1016/j.envpol.2019.113452Bjorgen H, Wessel O, Fjelldal PG, Hansen T, Sveier H, Saebo HR, et al. Piscine orthoreovirus (PRV) in red and melanised foci in white muscle of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Vet Res. 2015;46:89Cooper M, Olsen RL, Seliussen J, Gannefors C. Dietary trace metal supplements promote blood vessel melanosis in fillets of juvanile farmed Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua L. J World Aquacult Soc. 2011;42(2):222-9Koppang EO, Haugarvoll E, Hordvik I, Aune L, Poppe TT. Vaccineassociated granulomatous inflammation and melanin accumulation in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., white muscle. J Fish Dis. 2005;28(1):13-22Krasnov A, Moghadam H, Larsson T, Afanasyev S, Morkore T. Gene expression profiling in melanised sites of Atlantic salmon fillets. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2016;55:56-63
Larsen HA, Austbo L, Morkore T, Thorsen J, Hordvik I, Fischer U, et al. Pigment-producing granulomatous myopathy in Atlantic salmon: a novel inflammatory response. Fish Shellfish Immunol. 2012;33(2):277-85Larsen HA, Austbo L, Nodtvedt A, Fraser TW, Rimstad E, Fjelldal PG, et al. The effect of vaccination, ploidy and smolt production regime on pathological melanin depositions in muscle tissue of Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L. J Fish Dis. 2014;37(4):327-40Nosanchuk JD, Casadevall A. The contribution of melanin to microbial pathogenesis. Cell Microbiol. 2003;5(4):203-23Ooi, C.K. A study of the relationship between heavy metal concentrations and muscle melanisation in southern sand flathead (Platycephalus bassensis) from Tasmania [Honours Thesis]. Hobart: Universuity of Tasmania; 2016Ware M. Gill health, parasites and muscle melanisation in Southern Sand Flathead, Platycephalus bassensis, Cuvier, 1829, from Tasmania and Victoria [Honour's thesis]. Launceston: University of Tasmania; 2015
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