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Probiotics in aquaculture: the need, principles and mechanisms of action and screening processes
Kesarcodi-Watson, A.; Kaspar, H.; Lategan, M.J.; Gibson, L. (2008). Probiotics in aquaculture: the need, principles and mechanisms of action and screening processes. Aquaculture 274(1): 1-14
In: Aquaculture. Elsevier: Amsterdam; London; New York; Oxford; Tokyo. ISSN 0044-8486, more
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Keywords
    Antibiotics; Bacterial diseases; Mollusc culture; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Kesarcodi-Watson, A.
  • Kaspar, H.
  • Lategan, M.J.
  • Gibson, L.

Abstract
    Aquaculture production of molluscs is worth US$11 billion per year and represents 65% of World mollusc product. A significant limitation to the industry is loss of stock through bacterial disease. Traditional methods to combat disease with antibiotics have been questioned and alternatives have been sought. The field of probiotics as well as the screening methods used to acquire probiotic strains for the alternative management of disease in aquaculture is discussed. This review provides a comprehensive summary of probiotics in aquaculture with special reference to mollusc culture.

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