Phototrophic Bacteria as Fish Feed Supplement

Banerjee, S. and Azad, S.A. and Vikineswary, Sabaratnam and Selvaraj, O.S. and Mukherjee, T.K. (2000) Phototrophic Bacteria as Fish Feed Supplement. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences, 13 (7). pp. 991-994. ISSN 1011-2367, DOI

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Single cell of an indigenous phototrophic bacterium, Rhodovulum sulfidophilum, was incorporated in commercial fish feed for Oreochromis niloticus. The bacterial cell was analyzed for nutritional value and tested for toxicity and acceptability as an aquaculture feed supplement. The results showed higher survival rate and significantly higher growth rate (p<0.001) in O. niloticus fed with the bacteria incorporated fish feed. It is suggested that R. sulfidophilum can be utilized as an aquaculture feed supplement.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fish Nutrition; Microbial Biotechnology; Oreochromis niloticus; Phototrophic Bacteria; Single Cell Protein
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2021 02:51
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2021 02:51

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