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A gnotobiotic food chain for the study of the functional role of the microbial biota in larval aquaculture

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Dutch title: Een gnotobiotische voedselketen voor de studie van de functionele rol van de microbiële biota in de larvale aquacultuur
Period: October 2006 till September 2008
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Aquaculture; Food chain; Gnotobiotics

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  • Universiteit Gent; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Vakgroep Biologie; Afdeling Functionele Morfologie, more, partner

Microbial management in larviculture is a necessity. To limit the use of antibiotics, insight in the host-micro-organism interactions needs to be acquired. Starting from an axenic food chain, the effects of the composition of the microbial community on growth and survival will be studied. The developing fish larvae, (especially the intestinal tract), will be examined using immunohitochemical, histological and elektronmicroscopic techniques.

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