Contributions to Zoology, 69 (1/2) (2000)

The host-parasite relationship between the rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and the ectoparasite Argulus foliaceus (Crustacea: Branchiura): epithelial mucous cell response, cortisol and factors which may influence parasite establishment.

D.T. Nolan , A.L. van der Salm , S.E. Wendelaar Bonga

Department of Animal Physiology, Faculty of Science, University of Nijmegen Toernooiveld 1, 6525 ED Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Keywords: ectoparasites, Argulus foliaceus, , host-parasite interaction, Oncorhynchus mykiss, , skin epidermis, cortisol, mucous cells, transmission electron microscopy.