Monitoring of the immune efficiency of Mytilus galloprovincialis in Adriatic sea mussel farms in 2005
Keywords:Mytilus galloprovincialis, cytotoxicity assay, cytotoxic activity, Adriatic sea mussel farms
The monthly evaluation of the cytotoxicity of hemolymph from the mussel Mytilus galloprovincialis
revealed some variations in the percentage of cytotoxic animals during the year. Cytotoxicity is confirmed to be a dynamic parameter that can be used as an indicator of immune efficiency and, therefore, of the state of health of the animals.