Project

host-microbe interaction in gnotobiotic food chain

Duration
01 November 2012 → 31 December 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Agricultural plant production
    • Agriculture, land and farm management
    • Fisheries sciences
    • Other agriculture, forestry, fisheries and allied sciences
Keywords
aquaculture innate immune respons microbiota
 
Project description

In aquaculture, modulation of gut microbiota, as an alternate of antibiotics use, has been suggested to be a potential preventive strategy against disease. In our study, a gnotobiotic brine shrimp Artemia franciscana system is used to investigate the interaction between intestinal microbiota and the innate immune response of brine shrimp larvae.