Vertebrate Evolution & Development Research Group

Publications from 2000-2010

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Totland GK, Morita Y, Nishioka T, Grotmol S, Nakai, T (2000) The pathogenicity of nodavirus strains from striped jack Pseudocaranx dentex and Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus studied by waterborne challenge of yolk-sac larvae of both teleost species. Dis Aquat Org 38:169–175


Grotmol S, Nerland AH, Biering E, Totland GK, Nishizawa T (2000) Characterisation of the capsid protein gene from a nodavirus strain affecting Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus and design of an optimal reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) detection assay. Dis Aquat Org 39:79–88


Grotmol S, Totland GK (2000) Surface disinfection of Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) eggs with ozonated sea-water inactivates nodavirus and increases survival of the larvae. Dis Aquat Org 39:89–96


Fjermestad A, Hemre G-I, Holm JC, Totland GK, Frøyland L (2000) Effects of different dietary fat levels in cage-fed Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus). Eur J Lipid Sci Tech 200:282–286


Totland GK, Madsen L, Klementsen B, Vaagenes H, Frøyland L, Hexeberg S, Kryvi H, Berge RK (2000) Proliferation of mitochondria and peroxisomes and gene expression of carnitine palmitoyltransferase and fatty acyl-CoA oxidase in skeletal muscle, heart and liver by hypolipidemic fatty acids. Biol Cell 92:317–329


Húsgarð S, Grotmol S, Hjeltnes BK, Rødseth OM, Biering E (2001) Immune response to a recombinant capsid protein of striped jack nervous necrosis virus (SJNNV) in turbot Scrophthalmus maximus and Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus, and evaluation of a vaccine against SJNNV. Dis Aquat Org 45:33–44


Kamisaka Y, Totland GK, Tagawa M, Kurokawa T, Suzuki T, Tanaka M, Rønnestad I (2001) Ontogeny of cholecystokinin (CCK) producing cells in the digestive tract of the Atlantic halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) larvae.

Gen Comp Endocrinol 123:31–37


Ørnsrud R, Graff IE, Høie S, Totland GK, Hamre K, Moren M, Hemre G-I (2002) Hypervitaminosis A in firstfeeding fry of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Aquaculture Nutrition 8 (1):7–13


Graff IE, Høie S, Totland GK, Lie Ø (2002) Increasing levels of dietary vitamin D3 fed to first-feeding fry of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.): effect on growth, mortality, calcium content and bone formation. Aquaculture Nutrition 8:103–111


Johansen R, Ranheim T, Hansen MK, Taksdal T, Totland GK (2002) Pathology in persistent nodavirus-infected juvenile Atlantic halibut Hippoglossus hippoglossus Dis Aquat Org 50:161–169


Grotmol S, Kryvi H, Totland GK, Lindholm A, Essen-Gustavsson B (2002) Spatial Distribution of Muscle Fibre Types within Skeletal Muscle Fascicules from Standardbred Horses. Anat Rec 268:131–136


Kamisaka Y, Kaji T, Masuma S, Tezuka N, Kurokawa T, Suzuki T, Totland GK, Rønnestad I, Tagawa N, Tanaka M (2002) Ontogeny of cholecystokinin - immunoreactive cells in the digestive tract of bluefin tuna, Thynnus thynnus, larvae. Sarsia 87:258–262


Kamisaka Y, Kurokawa T, Suzuki T, Totland GK, Rønnestad I, Tagawa N, Tanaka M (2002) Ontogenetic appearance and distribution of the digestive hormone cholecystokinin (CCK) in fish. Fisheries Science 68:963–964


Grotmol S, Dahl-Paulsen E, Totland GK (2003) Hatchability of eggs from Atlantic halibut, Atlantic cod and turbot after disinfection with ozonated seawater. Aquaculture 221:245–254


Kamisaka Y, Yamamoto S, Kurokawa T, Suzuki T, Totland GK, Rønnestad I, Tagawa M, Tanaka M (2003) Distribution of cholecystokinin – immunoreactive cells in the digestive tract of the larval teleost, ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis.

Gen Comp Endocrinol 134 (2):116–121


Grotmol S, Kryvi H, Nordvik K, Totland GK (2003) Notochord segmentation may lay the pathway for the development of the vertebral bodies of the Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. Anat Embryol 207 (4-5):263–272


Fjelldal PG, Grotmol S, Kryvi H, Gjerdet NJ, Hansen T, Taranger GL, Porter MH, Totland GK (2004) Pinealectomy induces malformations of the spine and reduces the mechanical strength of the vertebrae in Atlantic salmon Salmo salar. J Pineal Res 36:1–8


Levsen A, Alvik T, Grotmol S (2004) Neurological symptoms in tricolor sharkminnow Balantiocheilos melanopterus associated with Myxobolus balantiocheili n. sp. infecting the central nervous system. Dis Aquat Org 59:135–140


Nordvik K, Grotmol S, Kryvi H, Totland GK (2004) The salmon vertebral body develops through mineralization of two preformed tissues that are encompassed by two layers of bone. J Anat 206:103–114


Grotmol S, Nordvik K, Kryvi H, Totland GK (2005) A segmental pattern of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity within the notochord coincides with the initial formation of the vertebral bodies. J Anat 206:427–436


Grotmol S, Kryvi H, Totland GK (2005) Deformation of the notochord along the swim bladder may cause malformation of the vertebral column in reared Atlantic cod larvae: a case study. Dis Aquat Org 65:121–128


Fjelldal PG, Nordgarden U, Berg A, Grotmol S, Totland GK, Hansen T (2005) Vertebrae of the trunk and tail display different growth rates in response to photoperiod in Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar L., post-smolts. Aquaculture 250:516–524


Grotmol S, Kryvi H, Keynes R, Krossøy C, Nordvik K and Totland GK (2006) Stepwise enforcement of the notochord and its intersection with the myoseptum: an evolutionary path leading to development of the vertebra? J. Anat. 209:339–357


Humborstad OB, Jørgensen T, Grotmol S (2006) Exposure of cod (Gadus morhua) to re-suspended sediment: an experimental study of the impact of bottom trawling. Mar Ecol Progr 309:247–254


Fjelldal PG, Lock EJ, Grotmol S, Totland GK Nordgarden U, Flick G, Hansen T (2006) Impact of smolt production strategy on vertebral growth and mineralisation during smoltification and the early seawater phase in Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.). Aquaculture 261:715–728


Marks, J.A., Biermann, C.H., Earnes, W.F. and H. Kryvi. 2008.  Sperm polymorphism within the sea urchin strongylocentrotus droebachiensis: Divergence between Pacific and Atlantic oceans. Biol. Bull. 215: 115-125. pdf


Wargelius A, Fjelldal PG, NordgardenU, GriniA, KrossøyC, GrotmolS, TotlandGK and Hansen T (2009). A novel short isoform of Collagen type XI (α1) may be involved in the structural plasticity of the vertebral column in Atlantic salmon (Salmo Salar L.). J Exp Biol 213:1207–1216.