Marine Actinomycetes as Source of Antiviral Agents and as Probionts for Penaeus monodon Culture Systems

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Marine Actinomycetes as Source of Antiviral Agents and as Probionts for Penaeus monodon Culture Systems

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Title: Marine Actinomycetes as Source of Antiviral Agents and as Probionts for Penaeus monodon Culture Systems
Author: Lakshmi G, Nair; Dr. Rosamma, Philip
Abstract: The present study revealed the importance of marine actinomycetes as a potent source of bio active secondary metabolites. The selected isolates were capable of protecting Peaneus monodon against WSSV infection. They also proved to be inhibitory to vibrios and is a rich pool of hydrolytic enzymes. Their capacity to proliferate in saline environments and their property of non-pathogenicity to prawns makes them good candidates to be applied as probionts in penaeid shrimp aquaculture. They also enhanced the immune status of shrimps challenged with WSSV and act as a good source of antioxidants. Exploitation of the potential for the prophylactic and therapeutic measures in aquatic animal health management would be highly rewarding. This work is a preliminary study targeting marine actinomycetes as a source of antiviral compounds and as probionts in Penaeus monodon culture systems. More work is needed to understand the nature and mode of action of the bioactive compound, the various aspects of immune and antioxidant responses under challenge and when exposed to pro active treatments, and the dose and frequency of application of such compounds under rearing conditions.
Description: Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology & Biochemistry,Cochin University of Science & Technology
URI: http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/2822
Date: 2008-05


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