Immunomodulatory potential of marine secondary metabolites against bacterial diseases of shrimp

Joseph, Selvin and Huxley, A J and Lipton, A P (2004) Immunomodulatory potential of marine secondary metabolites against bacterial diseases of shrimp. Aquaculture, 230 (1-4). pp. 241-248.

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Abstract

Shrimp disease management using bioactive marine secondary metabolites (MSMs) was developed as a package of practice for the sustainable shrimp farming. Therefore, the effect of MSMs on the host defense factors of shrimp was evaluated in the present study. Findings indicated that Ulva diet significantly increase the defense factors such as haemogram, agglutination index, phagocytic rate, bacterial clearance and serum bactericidal activity of treated shrimps over the control group. Based on the gut bacterial load, Ulva diet was considered as proactive drug whereas Dendrilla diet was determined as a curative agent.

Item Type:Article
Official URL/DOI:http://www.elsevier.com/locate/aqua-online
Uncontrolled Keywords:marine secondary metabolite; bacterial disease; shrimp disease; Penaeus monodon; Dendrill nigra; Ulva fasciata
Subjects:Crustacean Fisheries
Fish Diseases
Divisions:CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Capture > Crustacean Fisheries
ID Code:5770
Deposited By:Arun Surendran
Deposited On:28 Oct 2010 15:36
Last Modified:07 Jan 2014 11:28

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