Project

Probiont-induced functional responses in aquatic organisms

Duration
01 January 2008 → 31 December 2013
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Engineering and technology
    • Environmental microorganism biotechnology
Keywords
in vivo selection aquaculture microbiology
 
Project description

Bacteria will be isolated from fish larvae that are fed immunostimulating feed, that results in in vivo selection for probiotic microorganisms. These microbial communities will be characterized using DGGE. Afterwards, the effects of the host-microbial interactions will be verified on gene expression level and on the histological maturation of the gut.