Fish induce production of a particular antibody in their gills in response to pathogen exposure, researchers report at the conclusion of work that could lead to improved fish vaccines for aquaculture.
Living in an environment teaming with bacteria and fungi, fish have evolved powerful defenses, including antimicrobial peptides located in their gills. Undergraduate researchers are studying the biology and mechanics of one of those...
Today I found out how fish gills work. Bonus Fact: At approximately 32,000 species, fish exhibit greater species diversity then any other class of vertebrates.
Take a deep breath—it’s Friday! Most fish breathe by closing and opening their gill covers to force water over their gills, but moray eels don’t have gill covers. They have to open and close their mouths to breathe.