Probiotics as control agents in aquaculture

  • Gómez R. Geovanny D
  • Balcázar José Luis 
  • Ma Shen 
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DOI: 10.1007/s11802-007-0076-8

Cite this article as:
Geovanny D, G.R., Balcázar, J.L. & Ma, S. J Ocean Univ. China (2007) 6: 76. doi:10.1007/s11802-007-0076-8

Abstract

Infectious diseases constitute a limiting factor in the development of the aquaculture production, and control has solely concentrated on the use of antibiotics. However, the massive use of antibiotics for the control of diseases has been questioned by acquisition of antibiotic resistance and the need of alternative is of prime importance. Probiotics, live microorganisms administered in adequate amounts that confer a healthy effect on the host, are emerging as significant microbial food supplements in the field of prophylaxis.

Key words

aquaculture diseases prevention probiotics 

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© Science Press 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gómez R. Geovanny D
    • 1
  • Balcázar José Luis 
    • 2
  • Ma Shen 
    • 1
  1. 1.Mariculture Research LaboratoryOcean University of ChinaQingdaoP. R. China
  2. 2.Laboratory of Fish Pathology, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineUniversity of ZaragozaZaragozaSpain

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