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.
- Carbon dioxide asphyxiation
- Gene transcription
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Aquatic Science
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics