An immunohistochemical investigation for the presence of fibronectin in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar Linnaeus) alevins
LE3 .A278 1989
Bachelor of Science
Attempts to localize a fibronectin-like molecule in Atlantic Salmon (Salmo Salar) were performed using indirect immunostaining. Tissue samples were taken from salmon alevin at hatching and two weeks posthatching. In the various tissues examined, no evidence of a fibronectin-like compound could be detected. Fibronectin is a ubiguitous adhesive glycoprotein that has been shown to be present throughout the phylum Vertebrata from agnathans to mammals. The lack of detection of this molecule in young Atlantic salmon tissues could be caused by various factors which are discussed.
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