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Published Work

A few samples of published work from the Schubiger Lab


New Publication: A marine probiotic treatment against the bacterial pathogen Vibrio coralliilyticus to improve the performance of Pacific (Crassostrea gigas) and Kumamoto (C. sikamea) oyster larvae

May 10th, 2022

Results of the National Sea Grant project

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MB Seminar

April 7th, 2022

Talk given in the Spring Seminar Series of the OSU Microbiology Department.

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Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria Pallas, 1814) plasma biochemistry and hematology reference intervals including blood cell morphology

June 4, 2021

  • Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria), colloquially known as butterfish or black cod, are a highly valuable and fast-growing demersal species native to the continental slope of the North Pacific Ocean. As a result, there is much interest and high market demand to culture this species in captivity, decreasing pressure on the fishery that is already highly regulated to keep wild stocks stable. However, little is known about normal physiological health parameters of sablefish to facilitate a sensitive approach to production. This knowledge gap leaves professionals with insufficient tools to support the health needs of this species.

  • Blood parameters are essential indicators of fish health and normal physiology. This study established blood reference ranges (plasma biochemistry and hematology) and provided photos of sablefish blood cells. A particularly curious finding was that healthy sablefish need to be fasted for 24 to 36 hours to avoid high lipid content in blood samples that could interfere with blood analysis. 

  • This study was funded by an Oregon Sea Grant Program Development Award #NA18OAR4170072 awarded to Dr. Carla B. Schubiger and partially supported by an Oregon State University Agricultural Research Foundation Grant #9026A awarded to Dr. Carla B. Schubiger.

  • https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246982

COVID-19 in Marine Mammals?

November 6th, 2020

Invited talk given at the Oregon Sea Grant 2020 State of the Coast Conference. This conference was remote due to the pandemic.

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