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Necropsy-based Wild Fish Health Assessment
 

Necropsy-based Wild Fish Health Assessment

Article doi: 10.3791/57946
September 11th, 2018

Summary September 11th, 2018

The health of wild fishes can be used as an indicator of aquatic ecosystem health. Necropsy-based fish health assessments provide documentation of visible lesions or abnormalities, data used to calculate condition indices as well as the opportunity to collect tissues for microscopic evaluation, gene expression and other more in-depth analyses.

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