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Probiotic activity of Aeromonas media on the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, when challenged with Vibrio tubiashii

Citation

Gibson, LF and Woodworth, JG and George, AM, Probiotic activity of Aeromonas media on the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, when challenged with Vibrio tubiashii, Aquaculture, 169, (1-2) pp. 111-120. ISSN 0044-8486 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0044-8486(98)00369-X

Abstract

The ability of BLIS-(bacteriocin-like inhibitory substance)-producing Aeromonas media, strain A199, to act as a probiotic was assessed on the host animal, Crassostrea gigas, by testing whether or not strain A199 could prevent death of the oyster larvae when challenged with Vibrio tubiashii. Whereas larvae, challenged with the Vibrio, died within 5 days, the presence of both the pathogen and the probiotic strain, together, did not affect the viability of the larvae over the same time period. The viability of larvae challenged with A199 alone was also unaffected. In addition, A199 exhibited antagonistic activity against a wide range of fish/shellfish pathogens in vitro. These findings have important, economic implications for those engaged in the oyster producing industry where heavy losses can be experienced as a result of an infectious outbreak.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Veterinary Sciences
Research Field:Veterinary Microbiology (excl. Virology)
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified
Author:Woodworth, JG (Mrs Jillian Gay Woodworth)
ID Code:13741
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:90
Deposited By:TAFI - Aquaculture
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08
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