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Plasma Glucose Levels for Red Drum Sciaenops Ocellatus in a Florida Estuarine Fisheries ReserveDespite the significant value of the southeastern United States' red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) fishery, there is a lack of clinical blood chemistry data. This was the first study to assess plasma glucose values as an indicator of stress response to evaluate variation and the effect of reproductive activity for wild adult red drum in Florida. Red drum (n=126) were collected from NASA's Kennedy Space Center waters during three reproductive periods in 2011. Samples were obtained from the branchial vessels of the gill arch. Plasma glucose levels were significantly different among reproductive periods, with the highest mean values recorded during the spawning period, September- October (38.23 mg / dL +/- 10.0). The glucose range was 17 - 69 mg / dL. Glucose values were lower during all three periods than previous values recorded for cultured or captive red drum studies. This may indicate that fish from this population were under less stress than other populations previously sampled.
Document ID
20150023508
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Bourtis, Carla M.
(InoMedic Health Applications, Inc. Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States)
Francis-Floyd, Ruth
(Florida Univ. Gainesville, FL, United States)
Boggs, Ashley S P.
(Medical Univ. of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States)
Reyier, Eric A.
(InoMedic Health Applications, Inc. Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States)
Stolen, Eric D.
(InoMedic Health Applications, Inc. Kennedy Space Center, FL, United States)
Yanong, Roy P.
(Florida Univ. Ruskin, FL, United States)
Guillette, Louis J., Jr.
(Medical Univ. of South Carolina Charleston, SC, United States)
Date Acquired
December 23, 2015
Publication Date
April 1, 2015
Publication Information
Publication: Biological Sciences
Publisher: Biological Sciences
Volume: 78
Issue: 2
Subject Category
Life Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
KSC-E-DAA-TN21089
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: Proj. GRD-11-077
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNK08OQ01C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
the first study to assess plasma glucose values
glucose
red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus)
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