[The immunological reactions of fishes to parasite infection under different temperature conditions].Parazitologiia. 1990 May-Jun; 24(3):216-9.P
The dependence of immunological reactions of fishes infected with Ichthyophthirius multifiliis infusoria was elucidated. The invasion of the parasite results in the activation of the immune system, increased phagocytosis and a growth of the activity of oxydase enzymes. With the increased number and sizes of parasites a decrease of the above parameters below the control values is observed. Changes of the immunological values are most dynamic at high (20-25 degrees) and they are slower at low (10 degrees) temperatures.