Synechocystis MCCB 114 and 115 were segregated as putative probionts for shrimp larvae from a collection of 54 cyanobacterial cultures enriched from seawater. On feeding Penaeus monodon post-larvae with the cyanobacteria, the generic diversity of the intestinal bacterial flora could be enhanced with substantial reduction or total absence of Vibrio spp. A significant difference (p < 0.001) in the percent survival of batches of post-larvae fed on the cyanobacterial cultures was observed and, on repeated challenge with V. harveyi, the relative percent survival of those batches of larvae fed on Synechocystis MCCB 114 and 115 was significantly higher. The Synechocystis MCCB 114 and 115 cultures were found to contain high levels of protein (34 to 43%), in addition to carotenoids. © Inter-Research 2007.
|Journal||Diseases of Aquatic Organisms|
|Publisher||Inter-Research Science Center|