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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dc.contributor.author Lakshmi G, Nair
dc.contributor.author Dr. Rosamma, Philip
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-21T08:34:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-21T08:34:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05
dc.identifier.uri http://dyuthi.cusat.ac.in/purl/2822
dc.description Department of Marine Biology, Microbiology & Biochemistry,Cochin University of Science & Technology en_US
dc.description.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. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Cochin University of Science and Technology en_US
dc.subject Actinomycetes en_US
dc.subject Antiviral Agents en_US
dc.subject Shrimp Aquaculture en_US
dc.subject Probionts en_US
dc.subject White Spot Virus en_US
dc.subject Penaeus monodon en_US
dc.subject Microbiology en_US
dc.title Marine Actinomycetes as Source of Antiviral Agents and as Probionts for Penaeus monodon Culture Systems en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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