Thiaminase: New Tools in the Fight against EMS
Grant: # 0396
Grant Amount: $24,845.44
Board Decision Year: 2003
Lake Superior State University (Sault Ste. Marie)
Werner, R. Marshall (firstname.lastname@example.org) 906-635-2281
GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-C - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management
This project addressed early mortality syndrome (EMS) in Great Lakes predatory fish from a biochemical perspective, and had two major objectives: 1) purify and characterize thiaminase, the presumed causative agent of EMS, derived from alewife; and 2) develop new tools for the rapid identification and quantification of thiaminase.