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February 7, 2014

India

Marine Yeasts as Immunostimulants Against Vibrio cholerae

 

From Abstract: This study looks at the efficacy of mangrove-derived marine yeasts as immunostimulants in the giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon).  Shrimp were fed diets supplemented with yeast for a period of 15 days and then challenged with pathogenic Vibrio cholerae.  The animals were assessed for immune responses in terms of total haemocyte counts, phenol oxidase and endobiotics.  Among the yeasts tested, Rhodotorula minuta was found to have a high immunostimulatory effect in the shrimp when challenge with pathogenic Vibrio cholerae.

 

Source: Aquaculture Research. Immunostimulatory Effect of Mangrove-Derived Marine Yeasts In Penaeus monodon.  Manivannan Subramanian, Nabeel Alikunhi and Kathiresan Kandasamy (email kathirsum@rediffmail.com, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai 608502, Tamil Nadu, India).  Volume 45, Issue 3, pages 389—396, February 2014.

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