Microbial Communities in Aquaculture Ecosystems

Improving Productivity and Sustainability

  • Nicolas Derome

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Antony T. Vincent, Jeff Gauthier, Nicolas Derome, Steve J. Charette
    Pages 1-19
  3. Antony T. Vincent, Valérie E. Paquet, Sylvain Moineau, Steve J. Charette
    Pages 51-68
  4. Ingrid Bakke, Kari Johanne Kihle Attramadal, Ragnhild Inderberg Vestrum, Olav Vadstein
    Pages 69-93
  5. J. A. Rubiolo, L. M. Botana, P. Martínez
    Pages 95-120
  6. Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar, Hien Van Doan, Maryam Dadar, Einar Ringø, Ramasamy Harikrishnan
    Pages 121-142
  7. Seyed Hossein Hoseinifar, Maryam Dadar, Hien Van Doan, Ramasamy Harikrishnan
    Pages 143-163

About this book


This book sheds light on the major functions of microbial communities in aquaculture ecosystems, showing that by recycling nutrients, degrading organic matter and preventing disease outbreaks, a variety of microbes are truly beneficial to a wide range of aquaculture industries. It discusses how deteriorating environmental quality enables some microbial strains to trigger disease, describes the development of highly sustainable tools to improve water quality, and identifies crucial factors that endanger microbial homeostasis in aquaculture ecosystems.

The book also covers post-antibiotic approaches for preventing and treating opportunistic microbial infections based on harnessing environmental and fish-associated microbial communities. Furthermore, it explores how manipulating and engineering these complex microbial communities using bio-agents such as probiotics, phages, natural nutritional additives, or with fine-tuned biofilters will open the door for new ways to develop a more sustainable and cost-effective aquaculture industry. Including an accessible presentation of modern high-throughput sequencing technology to identify host-microbial interactions in aquaculture ecosystems, this book is a valuable resource for scientists, aquaculture and fishery experts, sustainability enthusiasts and scholars in the areas of biology and marine agriculture.


Aquaculture Probiotics Fish Antibiotic Resistance Fish Microbiota Fish Probiotics Sustainable Fishery Shellfish Microbiota

Editors and affiliations

  • Nicolas Derome
    • 1
  1. 1.Département de biologie (IBIS)Université LavalQuebecCanada

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