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 ([email protected]) 906-635-2281

GLFT - Ecosystem Health and Sustainable Fish Populations-C - Ecological and biological fisheries research to inform management

Project Details

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.


Final Report