The role of probiotics in aquaculture in Nigeria - a review

Kolndadacha, O.D. and Adikwu, I.A. and Okaeme, A.N. and Atiribom, R.Y. and Mohammed, A. and Musa, Y.M. (2011) The role of probiotics in aquaculture in Nigeria - a review. Continental Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science , 5(1), pp. 8-15.

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Aquaculture is beset by many problems especially diseases caused by bacteria as the major deteriorating factors. The use of vaccines and antimicrobial agents have been centered on disease control, but are associated with problems The development of antibiotic resistance among the microorganisms have become a global concern as a result of indiscriminate use of antibiotics. Several alternative suggestions for disease prevention have been on probiotics for its efficacy, low cost, less side effects and accessible to farmers. Probiotics is gaining a high priority in the developed countries with the aim of replacing conventional drugs. The principal bacterial groups tested as probiotic bacteria in culture of shrimps, crabs, oysters, fish and humans are Vibrio, Pseudomonas, Bacillus, Bifidobacteria and several Lactobacilli. Experiments have mainly been conducted with fish larvae, adult fish, crustaceans and animals where significant reduction in mortalities has been obtained. The purpose of this review is to create awareness of the role of probiotics in disease control in aquaculture as alternative to antibiotics.

Item Type: Article
Title: The role of probiotics in aquaculture in Nigeria - a review
Personal Creator/Author:
Kolndadacha, O.D.
Adikwu, I.A.
Okaeme, A.N.
Atiribom, R.Y.
Mohammed, A.
Musa, Y.M.
Refereed: Yes
Journal or Publication Title: Continental Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science
Volume: 5
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 8-15
Date: 2011
ISSN: 2141-4246
Contact Email Address:
Issuing Agency: Wilolud Journals
Uncontrolled Keywords: role; probiotics; disease control; aquaculture; Nigeria
Subjects: Aquaculture
Item ID: 7315
Depositing User: Mr Francis Abulude
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 10:24
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2013 10:59
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