Protective Probiotic Microbes Against IHNV Infection in Rainbow Trout

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$78,993.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
2004-33610-14406
Agency Tracking Number:
2004-00440
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Advanced BioNutrition Corporation
6430-C Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Moti Harel
(410) 730-8600
mharel@advancedbionutrition.com
Business Contact:
David Kyle
President & CEO
(410) 730-8600
dkyle@advancedbionutrition.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis Virus (IHNV) causes a significant proportion of disease in trout as well as in salmon. However, there is currently no commercial vaccine available to easily immunize fish against IHNV. A preventive treatment to reduce these considerable losses would be a significant contribution to the farmed salmonid industry. Bacteria belonging to the genera Pseudomonas, Achromobacter, coryneforms, Vibrio and Alteromonas sp. were shown to have anti IHNV properties. Given the encouraging data already existing on its antiviral potential, we have chosen to evaluate Pseudoalteromonas sp. as a probiotic for protection against IHNV disease in rainbow trout.

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