Euthanization methods influence cytokine mRNA expression levels in age 0 year
Abstract:Significant differences in cytokine transcription were found between Oncorhynchus mykiss euthanized using the pharmacological agents MS‐222 v. benzocaine and also when contrasting death induced by carbon dioxide asphyxiation v. physical methods (cervical dislocation). This study highlights the need to consider the potentially confounding effect of euthanization method on gene expression data.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: August 1, 2011