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Journal Cover Aquaculture International
  [SJR: 0.613]   [H-I: 40]   [22 followers]  Follow
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   ISSN (Print) 1573-143X - ISSN (Online) 0967-6120
   Published by Springer-Verlag Homepage  [2352 journals]
  • Soybean and cottonseed meals are good candidates for fishmeal replacement
           in the diet of juvenile Macrobrachium nipponense
    • Authors: Yu-Juan Huang; Nan-Nan Zhang; Wu-Jiang Fan; Yan-Yan Cui; Samwel Mchele Limbu; Fang Qiao; Yun-Long Zhao; Li-Qiao Chen; Zhen-Yu Du; Dong-Liang Li
      Abstract: Macrobrachium nipponense is a new aquaculture species with high market demand and is preferred as food by Asian consumers. However, its nutrient requirements and optimal dietary sources have not been fully evaluated. In the present study, we examined four common plant protein sources (soybean meal, cottonseed meal, rapeseed meal, and peanut meal) as partial replacement for 25% fishmeal protein in five isonitrogenous and isocaloric diets in M. nipponense for 8 weeks. The nutritional effects of the four plant protein sources were compared by means of growth performance, feed efficiency, histology, biochemical composition, oxidative stress, total hemocyte count, and in vitro digestion. Prawns fed the diets containing soybean (730.96 ± 33.50%) and cottonseed meals (672.32 ± 74.52%) had higher weight gain than those fed on rapeseed (503.71 ± 50.85%) and peanut (507.79 ± 52.10%) meal diets (p < 0.05). Similarly, the feed conversion ratios of prawns fed on soybean (1.66 ± 0.12%) and cottonseed (1.88 ± 0.06%) meal diets were significantly lower than those fed on rapeseed (2.37 ± 0.10%) and peanut (2.77 ± 0.16%) (p < 0.05) meal diets. No significant differences were found among groups in the hepatopancreas and intestinal histological characteristics, activities of antioxidant enzymes, and hemocyte number. The amino acid composition in diets and prawn muscles was comparable among groups. Soybean meal showed the highest in vitro digestibility. Taken together, soybean and cottonseed meals could be good candidates for partial fishmeal replacement in M. nipponense diets.
      PubDate: 2017-11-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0215-1
  • Beneficial effects of medicinal plants in fish diseases
    • Authors: Deyan Stratev; Georgi Zhelyazkov; Xavier Siwe Noundou; Rui W. M. Krause
      Abstract: Fish are constantly in contact with pathogens inhabiting water. High population density as well as poor hydrodynamic conditions and feeding lead to an increased sensitivity towards infections. In order to prevent major economic losses due to diseases, various medications are used for treatment and prevention of infections. The use of antimicrobial drugs in aquacultures could lead to emergence of resistance in pathogenic microorganisms. Alternatives are being sought over the last few years to replace antibiotics, and medicinal plants are one of available options for this purpose. These plants are rich in secondary metabolites and phytochemical compounds, which have an effect against viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases in fish. Their main advantage is their natural origin and most of these plants do not represent threat for human health, the fish, and the environment. The goal of this review is to present information on the treatment of viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases in fish through medicinal plants, with focus on the mechanisms of action of the identified secondary metabolites, fractions, or plant extracts.
      PubDate: 2017-11-13
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0219-x
  • Alginic acid as immunostimulant: effects of dose and frequency on growth
           performance, immune responses, and white spot syndrome virus resistance in
           tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon (Fabricius, 1798)
    • Authors: Vianney T. Ojerio; Valeriano L. Corre; Nieves A. Toledo; Karen Grace S. Andrino-Felarca; Lovelyn Marie Nievales; Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar
      Abstract: Effects of dose and frequency on growth performance, immune responses, and resistance to white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) of Penaeus monodon fed diets containing alginic acid (ERGOSAN®; Schering-Plough Aquaculture, UK) were investigated. Shrimp were fed alginic acid-incorporated diets at different concentrations (0, 500, 1000, 2000, and 4000 mg kg−1) for 35 days and challenged with WSSV by immersion. Results indicate that dietary inclusion of alginic acid 1000 mg kg−1 enhances resistance of the shrimp against WSSV infection. This dose was further tested given at varying feeding frequencies (daily, once every 3 days, once every 7 days, and once every 10 days) to enhance disease resistance. Shrimp fed 1000 mg kg−1 alginic acid once every 3 days resulted to better growth and survival against WSSV infection. This enhanced resistance against infection is attributed to the enhancement of immunological responses including total hemocyte count (THC), superoxide anion (O2 −) production, and phenoloxidase (PO) activity. The present study elucidates the importance of optimum dosage and frequency of alginic acid as immunostimulant to elicit an optimum immunoprotective effects against WSSV infection in juvenile P. monodon.
      PubDate: 2017-11-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0212-4
  • Short communication: gut microbiota of European sea bass ( Dicentrarchus
           labrax ) is modulated by short-chain fructooligosaccharides and
    • Authors: Inês Guerreiro; Cláudia R. Serra; Aires Oliva-Teles; Paula Enes
      Abstract: This study aimed at assessing the effect of short-chain fructooligosaccharides (scFOS), xylooligosaccharides (XOS), and galactooligosaccharides (GOS) on European sea bass juveniles gut microbiota. Four practical diets were formulated with fish meal (FM) and plant feedstuffs (PF) as protein sources (circa 30:70 of protein from FM:PF) and to include 1% of α-cellulose (control diet, CTR), or 1% of scFOS, XOS, or GOS (diets FOS, XOS, and GOS, respectively). Triplicate groups of fish with 79 g were fed with the experimental diets during 30 days. Gut content was sampled at days 7 and 30 for allochthonous microbiota characterization. Lactobacillus, Pseudomonas, Vibrio, and Burkholderia were the main genera found in fish gut. Gut allochthonous microbiota presented an increased number of operational taxonomic units (OTUs) and a higher Margalef index of bacterial richness in fish fed scFOS and XOS. Gut allochthonous microbial OTUs, Margalef species richness index, Shannon’s diversity index, and SIMPER similarity were unaffected by sampling day. In conclusion, scFOS and XOS modulated European sea bass gut microbial community and this effect persisted throughout time. These changes in gut microbiota composition contribute to explain the positive effects on growth performance, immune status, and lipid and glucose metabolism previously reported in European sea bass fed with scFOS and XOS.
      PubDate: 2017-11-10
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0220-4
  • Correction to: Enhancement of quality of rainbow trout ( Oncorhynchus
           mykiss ) flesh incorporating barley on diet without negative effect on
           rearing parameters
    • Authors: Julia Pinedo-Gil; Ana Tomás-Vidal; Ana María Larrán-García; Cristina Tomás-Almenar; Miguel Jover-Cerdá; Miguel Ángel Sanz-Calvo; Ana Belén Martín-Diana
      Abstract: The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error in the affiliation section.
      PubDate: 2017-11-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0211-5
  • Correction to: Population genetic structure of lumpfish along the
           Norwegian coast: aquaculture implications
    • Authors: Ólöf Dóra Bartels Jónsdóttir; Julia Schregel; Snorre B. Hagen; Camilla Tobiassen; Siv Grethe Aarnes; Albert K. D. Imsland
      Abstract: The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error where the figure caption for Figures 3 and 4 was mixed.
      PubDate: 2017-10-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0197-z
  • The red macroalga Gracilaria verrucosa in co-culture with the
           Mediterranean mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis : productivity and
           nutrient removal performance
    • Authors: Leila Chebil Ajjabi; Mouna Abaab; Raafa Segni
      Abstract: The feasibility of integrating seaweed cultivation with mussel culture in Bizerte lagoon (north Tunisia) was investigated during 1 year, in order to exploit mussel excretion nutrients as resource input and to reduce the risk of eutrophication. In parallel, to evaluate nutrients’ biofiltering efficiency and uptake rates of the agarophyte Gracilaria verrucosa, growth and nutrient removal from mussel culture water were investigated. In the laboratory, seaweed/mussel co-culture experiments were compared to mussel monoculture systems. The results showed that nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in monoculture were significantly higher than those in co-culture treatments. Algal growth rate, thallus nutrient contents, and mussel mortality were different between all treatments. The mussel/seaweed biomass ratio of 1:0.28 (treatment 1) was convenient for efficient nutrient uptake and best seaweed growth. Field cultivation trials showed that G. verrucosa grew well in bivalve culturing farm in Bizerte lagoon at a maximum growth rate of 4.45% day−1 attained in spring season. The mean nitrogen content in dry thalli cultured in co-culture with mussel in Bizerte lagoon was 4.19 ± 0.81%. Results indicate that G. verrucosa can efficiently absorb the nutrients from mussel in Bizerte lagoon and can be associated with local mussel farms, mitigating eutrophication, and eventually, increasing economic incomes of farmers.
      PubDate: 2017-10-26
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0206-2
  • Crypthecodinium cohnii : a promising prey toward large-scale intensive
           rearing of the live feed copepod Acartia tonsa (Dana)
    • Authors: H. H. Jakobsen; C. Thoisen; B.W. Hansen
      Abstract: Autotrophic microalgae are in general used as prey for copepods in laboratory experiments and in aquaculture mass culturing. We tested the suitability of using the osmotrophic thecate dinoflagellate Crypthecodinium cohnii as an alternative prey for the live prey organism for fish larvae, the planktonic calanoid copepod Acartia tonsa. We found that A. tonsa fed and transformed ingested C. cohnii into new production well, although the gross growth efficiency was somewhat lower (~22%) than those reported in the literature when fed the autotrophic microalgae Rhodomonas salina (> 36%). We also compared the egg hatching success of eggs produced by the copepod when fed C. cohnii and R. salina and found a slightly lower hatching in eggs produced based on C. cohnii (60%) than on R. salina (89%)-fed copepods. The dinoflagellate C. cohnii is reared in the dark in bioreactors where it can obtain by far higher cell concentrations and biomasses per unit time and volume than the autotrophic prey R. salina reared in photobioreactors. Biochemical composition among the two prey showed that the carbon and nitrogen content was not very different; however, their fatty acid content deviated. The total fatty acids were ~ 17% of the cell carbon in R. salina whereas ~ 9% of the total cell carbon in C. cohnii. Moreover, ~ 18% of the fatty acids were EPA in R. salina, whereas EPA was mostly absent in C. cohnii. In contrast, ~ 63% of the fatty acids were DHA in C. cohnii compared to 12% DHA in R. salina. The trade-off of switching to the heterotrophic dinoflagellate diet is that the copepod performance is about 40% lower. Still, we propose that eliminating light in the rearing of copepod feed makes C. cohnii an interesting alternative and an economical feasible feed worth pursuing in large-scale rearing of copepods.
      PubDate: 2017-10-24
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0207-1
  • Correction to: Effects of clam dredging on benthic ecology of two
           cultivated northern quahog beds with different harvest histories and
           sediment grain sizes
    • Authors: Renee Mercaldo-Allen; Shannon Meseck; Ronald Goldberg; Paul Clark; Catherine Kuropat; Julie M. Rose
      Abstract: The original version of this article unfortunately contained an error where the symbol for phi size was inadvertently omitted from the text.
      PubDate: 2017-10-18
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0208-0
  • Influence of swimming behavior of copepod nauplii on feeding of larval
           turbot ( Scophthalmus maximus )
    • Authors: Eleonora Bruno; Jacob Kring Højgaard; Benni Winding Hansen; Peter Munk; Josianne Gatt Støttrup
      Abstract: Feeding in larval fish is influenced by a range of factors and among these are the morphological and behavioral characteristics of their prey. We investigated the influence of the swimming behavior of two species of calanoid copepods, Acartia tonsa and Temora longicornis, on larval turbot feeding. The nauplii of these species represent two contrasting swimming behaviors: A. tonsa is a jump-sink type swimmer, while T. longicornis is a cruise swimming type. Three replicates of ten larvae aged 7 and 9 days post hatch (DPH) were observed feeding on one of the two copepod species using a 2-dimensional video setup. The results showed that the duration of aiming postures by turbot larvae was 2.3 times higher when turbot larvae approached T. longicornis as compared to A. tonsa nauplii, indicating that larvae can more easily position themselves, preparing for attack, when the prey is of the jump-sink type. The attack speed of turbot larvae feeding on A. tonsa nauplii decreased slightly from DPH 7 to DPH 9, whereas it increased when attacking T. longicornis nauplii. Capture success rate by turbot larvae feeding on A. tonsa was 58% and slightly higher, but not significantly different to capture success rate when feeding on T. longicornis (54%). We conclude that the differences between behavior and other characteristics of these prey species have only minor effect on larval fish feeding, suggesting that copepods species for live feed should be selected according to their ease to culture more than to their species-specific characteristics.
      PubDate: 2017-10-17
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0199-x
  • Dietary β-glucans and mannanoligosaccharides improve growth performance
           and intestinal morphology of juvenile pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus
           (Holmberg, 1887)
    • Authors: Hamilton Hisano; Michelly Pereira Soares; Fabiana Golin Luiggi; Arielle Cristina Arena
      Abstract: The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of increased levels (0.0, 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, and 0.8%) of a combination of β-glucans and mannanoligosaccharides (MOS) in isonitrogenous (23% of digestible protein) and isoenergetic (13.38 MJ of digestible energy kg-1) pacu diets, corresponding to five treatments and four replicates. A 30-day feeding trial was conducted to assess the effects on growth performance, hematological parameters, and intestinal morphology. Fish (n = 160, 30.92 ± 0.46 g) were distributed randomly in 20 aquaria (300 L) with a recirculating water system with controlled temperature (26.20 ± 0.32 °C) and fed four times a day until apparent satiation. A quadratic effect (P < 0.05) was observed for weight gain (WG), feed conversion ratio (FCR), and protein efficiency ratio (PER). The hepatosomatic and viscerosomatic indexes, hematocrit, hemoglobin, mean corpuscular volume (MCV), and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) did not show differences (P > 0.05) among treatments. Pacu fed β-glucans and MOS at 0.1 and 0.2% resulted in the greatest (P < 0.05) villus height and perimeter. The diet containing 0.2% β-glucans and MOS promoted the best growth response, feed efficiency, and intestinal morphology, without detrimental effects on the hematological parameters for juvenile pacu.
      PubDate: 2017-10-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0210-6
  • Compensatory growth and feed restriction in marine shrimp production, with
           emphasis on biofloc technology
    • Authors: Julio Cesar Maciel; Claire Juliana Francisco; Kleber Campos Miranda-Filho
      Abstract: In Brazil, studies and production of penaeid shrimp in a biofloc technology (BFT) system are recent, but the results point to a promising future. Research with feed restriction inducing compensatory growth in shrimps has been shown to be a technique that allows a saving of around 25% in the use of feed for shrimp production. It also allows the reduction of costs with salaries and adapts shrimp farming to the world demand for environmentally friendly production, with the reduction of nitrogen and phosphorus levels in its effluents, as well as lower water use in shrimp farming. In crustaceans, it has been shown that after a period of feed restriction, the animals show a pronounced compensatory growth when they return to a sufficient food source. Studies with the penaeid shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei reported the ability of the species to obtain a complete compensatory growth after short feeding periods (1 to 3 days) followed by feeding; These short periods of fasting presented a greater efficiency in the feed conversion besides the decrease in the concentration of phosphorus present in the aquatic environment, coming from the excreta. The adoption of a restriction program in the feeding using BFT may contribute to a reduction in operating costs, reduction of metabolic nutrients dissolved in water, and, consequently, an increase in the number of cycles in which the same water can be reused for production reducing production costs and improving productivity indices in shrimp farming.
      PubDate: 2017-10-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0209-z
  • Effect of formulated diets on the proximate composition and fatty acid
           profiles of sea urchin Paracentrotus lividus gonad
    • Authors: Ermelinda Prato; Mariachiara Chiantore; Maeve S. Kelly; Adam D. Hughes; Philip James; Maria Paola Ferranti; Francesca Biandolino; Isabella Parlapiano; Benedetto Sicuro; Giovanni Fanelli
      Abstract: Three formulated diets were tested to evaluate their effects on gonad quality in Paracentrotus lividus. Experiments were conducted in parallel by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR) of Taranto (trial 1) and the University of Genoa (trial 2), in land-based systems. In both trials, somatic and gonadsomatic index (GSI) were measured and the nutritional profile of the sea urchins has determined significant variations in the biochemical composition. Sea urchins fed the experimental diets contained higher levels of nutrients (protein and lipid and carbohydrate) compared to wild sea urchins. However, total polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially EPA and DHA, and the n-3/n-6 ratio were lower in urchins fed with formulated diets. In both trials, sea urchins fed with diet 2 (SABS) showed a similar profile with PUFAs higher than SAFAs and MUFAs, the highest UNS/SAT ratio, although the highest n3/n6 ratio was observed in the group fed diet 3 (CNR). Atherogenicity, thrombogenicity, and hypocholesterolemic/hypercholesterolemic indices showed the best values in sea urchins fed diet 2 in both trials.
      PubDate: 2017-10-15
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0203-5
  • Effect of diets supplemented with feed additives on growth, feed
           utilization, survival, body composition and intestinal bacterial load of
           early weaning European seabass, Dicentrarchus labrax post-larvae
    • Authors: A. M. Goda; E. A. Omar; T. M. Srour; A. M. Kotiet; E. El-Haroun; Simon J. Davies
      Abstract: The present study was carried out to evaluate the effect of supplementation of Garlen®, Diamond V XPC®, and Bactozyme® and their combination in the diets of European sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax larvae development in hatcheries on feed intake, growth performance, feed efficiency, intestinal bacterial, survival rate, and economics analysis. Dicentrarchus labrax juveniles (1.4 ± 0.5 mg) were distributed into eight experimental groups with a density of 2.5 larvae per liter. Eight iso-nitrogenous (55% crude protein) and iso-caloric (19.2 ± 0.2 MJ/kg, DM) weaning diets were formulated to contain the control diet (no feed additives), individually or mixed alternatively with three feed additives (Garlen®; Diamond V XPC®, and Bactozyme®). Each experimental diet was allocated to three tanks of fish and fed for 12 weeks. Growth and survival rate (S %) were improved for larvae fed the diets supplied with either (Diamond V XPC® + Bactozyme®) or (Garlen® + Diamond V XPC® + Bactozyme®), respectively compared to the control larvae group. The best FCR value was recorded for larvae fed a diet supply with (Garlen® + Diamond V XPC® + Bactozyme®), while the control larvae group recorded the worst FCR. The optimum significant (P ≤ 0.05) nutrient utilization values, larvae body crude protein content, activity test (ATV%), and profit index (PI) values were observed for larvae fed a diet containing Diamond V XPC® + Bactozyme® or Garlen® + Diamond V XPC + Bactozyme® compared to other treatments. The opposite trend was observed for total bacterial (TBC) and Vibrio sp. counts. No significant (P ≥ 0.01) difference was recorded in Aeromonas sp. count values in all experimental treatments. The results from this study show that (Garlen®; Diamond V XPC®, and Bactozyme®) individually or mixed alternately as growth promoters and immune stimulants in early weaning larval diets of European sea bass under hatchery conditions led to improve growth performance, feed utilization, survival, lowest intestinal bacterial load, and highest profit index (LE).
      PubDate: 2017-10-12
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0200-8
  • Effect of dietary protein levels and feeding rates on the growth and
           health status of juvenile genetically improved farmed tilapia (
           Oreochromis niloticus )
    • Authors: Wei Liu; Hua Wen; Zhi Luo
      Abstract: A 2 × 3 factorial study was conducted to investigate the effects of dietary protein levels (DPLs) and feeding rates (FRs) on the growth and health status of juvenile genetically improved farmed tilapia (GIFT), Oreochromis niloticus. Triplicate tanks of fish (initial weight 15.87 ± 0.11 g) were fed diets containing 25 or 35% protein at rates of 3, 5, or 7% body weight per day (BW day−1) for 8 weeks. At the end of the feeding trial, the results showed that fish growth (final mean weight 34.61–81.07 g) and condition factor (3.39–4.45 g cm−3) increased with the DPLs and FRs. Feed efficiency (FE, 0.48–0.88) increased as DPLs increased but decreased as FRs increased; the opposite trend was observed for feed cost (FC, 3.24–5.82 CHN Yuan kg−1) and hepatosomatic index (0.98–2.33%). Apparent protein retention efficiency (APRE, 23.92–38.78%) was reduced by high FR. A 35% protein diet resulted in higher (P < 0.05) FE and APRE, and lower (P < 0.05) FC at 5% BW day−1 than those at 7% BW day−1. As FRs increased, lipid contents of the hepatopancreas, viscera, muscle, and eviscerated body increased, while moisture contents of hepatopancreas and viscera decreased. All serum biochemical parameters, including glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase activity and levels of creatinine, glucose, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, total cholesterol, triglyceride, and total protein were unaffected by DPL or FR (P > 0.05), except urea nitrogen levels, which were affected by DPLs (P < 0.05). Moreover, the size of hepatocytes and the area ratio of hepatocyte vacuoles were enlarged (P < 0.05), whereas the area ratios of the nucleus and cytoplasm were reduced (P < 0.05) with increasing FRs. These results suggested that the optimal feeding strategy for juvenile GIFT is 35% protein diet at 5% BW day−1.
      PubDate: 2017-10-11
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0202-6
  • Effects of dietary Biogen and sodium butyrate on hematological parameters,
           immune response, and histological characteristics of Nile tilapia (
           Oreochromis niloticus ) fingerlings
    • Authors: Tamer El-Sayed Ali; Abdelfattah Mohamed El-Sayed; Mohamed Abdel-Razek Eissa; Hebatollah Moustafa Hanafi
      Abstract: The present study was carried out to evaluate the use of Biogen and sodium butyrate (SB) as feed additives in the diet of Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) fingerlings, in two parallel experiments. Biogen was incorporated in isonitrogenous (35% crude protein) and isocaloric (19 MJ kg−1) diets at four levels (0.0 (control), 0.5, 1.0, and 2.0%), while SB was included at five levels (0.0 (control), 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0%). The diets were fed to fingerling Nile tilapia (10.5 ± 0.5 g) at a daily rate of 4% of their body weight, three times a day, for 60 days. Except the lymphocytes and monocyte numbers in fish fed SB, hematological parameters, including red blood cell (RBC) hematocrit (Ht), hemoglobin (Hb), and white blood cells (WBC) were not significantly (P > 0.05) affected by dietary Biogen and SB. The lymphocytes number in Nile tilapia fed on SB increased with increasing SB up to 2% level, and decreased afterwards. Monocyte numbers showed irregular patterns. The activities of serum enzymes alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST) of fish fed diets containing Biogen or SB were not significantly affected by dietary treatments (P > 0.05). No structural differences of tilapia liver were detected between all Biogen treatments and sodium butyrate concentrations up to 1% with control. At concentrations of 2 and 3% sodium butyrate, liver steatosis increased leading to shrinked acentric nuclei. At a concentration of 2% Biogen, some glomerulus cells had fading cytoplasm. Concerning fish fed SB diets, the structure of kidney was the same as in control except at concentration of 3% SB, where the septum between cells disappeared. No changes in gill structure were noticed at all concentrations of Biogen and SB.
      PubDate: 2017-10-08
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0205-3
  • Monitoring of Francisella noatunensis subsp. orientalis in farmed Nile
           tilapia ( Oreochromis niloticus ) in Brazil
    • Authors: Marianna Vaz Rodrigues; Claire Juliana Francisco; Gianmarco S. David; Reinaldo José da Silva; Maria Fernanda Falcone-Dias; João Pessoa Araújo Júnior
      Abstract: Francisella noatunensis orientalis is a bacterium that causes emerging bacteriosis in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in many parts of the world, including Brazil. It is a non-motile, Gram-negative, strictly aerobic, facultative intracellular coccobacillus. This species of bacteria is responsible for low to high mortality in fish farms, causing economic losses for fish farmers. This study aimed to detect the presence of F. noatunensis orientalis using qPCR (real-time polymerase chain reaction) and to describe lesions caused by the bacterium in O. niloticus in Brazilian aquaculture. For this purpose, 360 fish from six fish farms (30 per farm) were sampled at two time points (n = 180 per sampling). Necropsies and histopathology were performed for lesion observation, in addition to qPCR and sequencing for detection and identification of Francisella species. Environmental data were collected using a multiparameter sonde YSI EXO2. All measured limnological variables were within the optimum range for cultivation of Nile tilapia. The major lesions present were melanization of the skin, splenomegaly, granulomas, and inflammatory cell responses. The prevalence of francisellosis varied from 0 to 86.66% between time periods and fish farms analyzed, and an outbreak was observed during the second sampling period. This study describes the prevalence of francisellosis in O. niloticus and reports that the lesions found are not exclusively associated with this bacterial disease.
      PubDate: 2017-10-07
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0204-4
  • Integrated production of fish (pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus and red
           tilapia Oreochromis sp.) with two varieties of garnish (scallion and
           parsley) in aquaponics system
    • Authors: Sara Mello Pinho; Giovanni Lemos de Mello; Kevin M. Fitzsimmons; Maurício Gustavo Coelho Emerenciano
      Abstract: Aquaponics is emerging as an alternative for high-health food production. Being able to identify the technical viability of non-conventional plants and fish species would help to increase the interest and possibilities in aquaponic systems. The goal of the present study was to evaluate the aquaponics production of two garnish species: scallion (S) and parsley (P), using effluents of pacu and red tilapia culture. Two aquaponics devices were used, differing according to the fish species, generating two different effluents. Thus, for plant performance, four treatments were evaluated in a factorial design (plant species and fish effluent as main factors), as followed: Pacu-S, Tilapia-S, Pacu-P, and Tilapia-P, with three replicates each, for 35 days. Fish performance was evaluated using Student’s t test. Each experimental device included a fish tank, filters, and six experimental units for the plants (floating rafts). Results indicated that feed conversion ratio (FCR) was higher in tilapia as compared to pacu (p < 0.05); however, fish productivity and survival were similar between species. Plant performance parameters were similar with no significant differences regardless of the fish effluent (p > 0.05), except for higher number of leaves per plant in scallion cultured using pacu effluent. Plant performance comparing both plant species indicated that scallion performed better as compared to parsley in all parameters. In addition, scallion also performed better related to the plant quality index. The results indicate that pacu presented a viable alternative for the aquaponics production, and regarding to the garnish, scallion performed better results as compared to parsley.
      PubDate: 2017-10-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0198-y
  • Prebiotic, probiotic, and synbiotic in the diet of Nile tilapia
           post-larvae during the sex reversal phase
    • Authors: Ednara Ronise Lima de Araújo; Luis André Luz Barbas; Carlos Massatoshi Ishikawa; Danielle de Carla Dias; Fábio Rosa Sussel; Hélcio Luis de Almeida Marques; Leonardo Tachibana
      Abstract: This study evaluated the use of the prebiotic Active-MOS® (mannanoligosaccharides—Biorigin®) and two probiotics: PAS-TR® (Bacillus subtilis and Bacillus cereus var. toyoi—Imeve®) and Bioplus 2BC® (1.6 × 1010 UFC g−1 de Bacillus subtilis and 1.6 × 1010 UFC g−1 Bacillus licheniformis—Christian Hansen®) tested separately and together, in the diet of Nile tilapia post-larvae during the sex reversal phase. The experiment was conducted in two stages: (i) a total of 2160 3-day-old post-larvae (PL) (10.39 ± 0.85 mm and 12.28 ± 3.15 mg) were used and distributed in 24 tanks of 40 L each (3.0 PL L−1). Growth performance, chemical analysis of carcass, bacterial recovery, and histomorphometry of intestinal villi were evaluated; (ii) 240 tilapia (4.28 ± 0.19 cm and 1.19 ± 0.09 g) from the previous experiment were used and stocked at 10 PL per aquarium. The parameters evaluated were survival and relative protection level after bacterial challenge against Aeromonas hydrophila. Six treatments with four replications in a completely randomized design were used for both experimental stages. Additives in the diet of tilapia post-larvae did not determine significant differences in growth, survival, microbiological, or histomorphometric parameters in this study. Nevertheless, after the experimental infection, advantages on the use of the additives were observed in terms of higher relative protection levels (38.10%) and relative percent survival in fish receiving Active-MOS® + Bioplus 2BC®. Therefore, we recommend the use of synbiotic (Active-MOS® + Bioplus 2BC®) in the farming of Nile tilapia PL with recurrent outbreaks of bacterial diseases during the sex reversal phase.
      PubDate: 2017-10-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0201-7
  • The impact of successive mass selection on population genetic structure in
           the Pacific oyster ( Crassostrea gigas ) revealed by microsatellite
    • Authors: Jingxiao Zhang; Qi Li; Qingzhi Wang; Rihao Cong; Jianlong Ge; Lingfeng Kong
      Abstract: To evaluate the impact of mass selection on genetic structure in artificially closed populations of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, we performed mass selection over six generations on two stocks from Japan and Korea and analyzed their temporal genetic variation and structure using 18 microsatellite makers, which were compared with the base populations of the two selected lines and one wild population from China. The average numbers of alleles (Na), mean observed heterozygosities (Ho), and expected heterozygosities (He) varied over generations in the two selected lines (selected lines of Japan, Na = 10.7–14.9, Ho = 0.757–0.846, He = 0.778–0.871; selected lines of Korea, Na = 9.4–17.3, Ho = 0.736–0.865, He = 0.744–0.854). There was no significant reduction in heterozygosity in the two selected lines. However, the average number of alleles per locus was significantly lower in the fifth and sixth generations of the two selected lines compared with that in the base population and wild population (P < 0.05), suggesting that the successive mass selection in closed populations may increase the sensibility of rare alleles to genetic drift. Equalizing the sex ratio of parents and reducing the selection intensity properly with the increase of selective generations is recommended to minimize the deleterious effect of genetic drift and bottleneck caused by successive mass selection. The information obtained in this study is useful for the design of appropriate management strategies for selective breeding of C. gigas.
      PubDate: 2017-10-03
      DOI: 10.1007/s10499-017-0196-0
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