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Prospects of using marine actinobacteria as probiotics in aquaculture


Das, S and Ward, LR and Burke, CM, Prospects of using marine actinobacteria as probiotics in aquaculture , Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 81, (3) pp. 419-429. ISSN 0175-7598 (2008) [Refereed Article]

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2008 Springer-Verlag

DOI: doi:10.1007/s00253-008-1731-8


Chemotherapeutic agents have been banned for disease management in aquaculture systems due to the emergence of antibiotic resistance gene and enduring residual effects in the environments. Instead, microbial interventions in sustainable aquaculture have been proposed, and among them, the most popular and practical approach is the use of probiotics. A range of microorganisms have been used so far as probiotics, which include Gram-negative and Gram-positive bacteria, yeast, bacteriophages, and unicellular algae. The results are satisfactory and promising; however, to combat the latest infectious diseases, the search for a new strain for probiotics is essential. Marine actinobacteria were designated as the chemical factory a long time ago, and quite a large number of chemical substances have been isolated to date. The potent actinobacterial genera are Streptomyces; Micromonospora; and a novel, recently described genus, Salinispora. Despite the existence of all the significant features of a good probiont, actinobacteria have been hardly used as probiotics in aquaculture. However, this group of bacteria promises to supply the most potential probiotic strains in the future.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:aquaculture, Actinobacteria, Streptomyces, probiotics, growth, survival
Research Division:Agricultural, Veterinary and Food Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries sciences
Research Field:Aquaculture
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - aquaculture
Objective Field:Fisheries - aquaculture not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Das, S (Dr Surajit Das)
UTAS Author:Ward, LR (Dr Louise Adams)
UTAS Author:Burke, CM (Dr Chris Burke)
ID Code:54322
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:117
Deposited By:NC Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
Deposited On:2009-02-17
Last Modified:2015-02-02
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