Probiotic activity of Bacillus subtilis in juvenile freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) at different methods of administration to the feed

Keysam, Mehran Avakh and Masoumeh, Mohammadpour (2011) Probiotic activity of Bacillus subtilis in juvenile freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) at different methods of administration to the feed. Aquaculture Internationa, 20 (3).

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Abstract

This experiment was carried out to investigate the potential probiotic properties of Bacillus subtilis and suitable methods of administration to the commercial feed in juvenile Macrobrachium rosenbergii (de Man) from 25 August to 25 November 2008. Putative Bacillus subtilis bacterium isolated from juvenile M. rosenbergii intestine was added to commercial prawn feed as a probiotic. Five types of diets were prepared by mixing B. subtilis at level of 108 cells g−1 with commercial feed using different methods consisting mixing, soaking, spraying and bathing. After 60 days, the prawns fed diets at soaking method treated group, showed a higher mean weight gain (2.09) or 328.84% increase in growth over control. There were significant differences (P < 0.05) in weight gain, feed intake and FCR among soaking method and other treated and control groups. There was significant difference (P < 0.05) in survival among treated and control groups, but no significant difference (P > 0.05) in water quality and biochemical composition among treated and control groups. Clearly, B. subtilis-treated diets appeared to enhance growth and survival of juveniles M. rosenbergii. It was concluded that the tested strain may be a promising probiotic for M. rosenbergii under soaking method of administration to the prawn commercial feed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: indexer:farshi ravansalar
Uncontrolled Keywords: Administration methods � Bacillus subtilis � Probiotic � Growth parameters � Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Unnamed user with username karvarz1
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2015 18:40
Last Modified: 19 Dec 2015 18:40
URI: http://eprints.bpums.ac.ir/id/eprint/4284

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