Protective Probiotic Microbes Against IHNV Infection in Rainbow Trout

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2004-33610-14406
Agency Tracking Number: 2004-00440
Amount: $78,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6430-C Dobbin Road, Columbia, MD, 21045
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Moti Harel
 (410) 730-8600
Business Contact
 David Kyle
Title: President & CEO
Phone: (410) 730-8600
Research Institution
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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