Volume 8, Issue 4, October 2018

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IDENTIFICATION OF VIBRIO SPECIES OCCURRING IN FOOD FISHES AND STUDIES ON THEIR ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCES

Author(s): S. Saravanan and R. Sivakami*
Abstract: Of the Crustaceans suitable for aquaculture, shrimp plays an important role. To increase production, aquaculture have resorted to high stocking densities leading to diseases resulting in heavy losses to aquaculture industry. Among the various pathogens, Vibrio has been found to be one of the most studied and diverse genus of microorganisms found in the aquatic systems. Hence, the present study was attempted to identify the different species of Vibrio that occurs in fishes and shrimps grown in this part of the country during the different seasons. A total of 11 species of Vibrio could be isolated of which four species dominated during the rainy season and two species each during the pre-summer and summer season. The differences in the distribution and occurrence of these species is attributed to the changes in the physicochemical and climatic conditions during each season. Studies on antibiotic resistance reveals that among the various substances tested, herbal extract appeared to be the most effective.
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How To Cite this Article:

S. Saravanan and R. Sivakami*. IDENTIFICATION OF VIBRIO SPECIES OCCURRING IN FOOD FISHES AND STUDIES ON THEIR ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCES. 2018; 8(4): 103-106.