Navigation Links
New study shows probiotics help fish grow up faster and healthier
Date:12/3/2012

BALTIMORE, MD (December 3, 2012) Probiotics like those found in yogurt are not only good for people--they are also good for fish. A new study by scientists at the Institute of Marine and Environmental Technology found that feeding probiotics to baby zebrafish accelerated their development and increased their chances of survival into adulthood.

This research could help increase the success of raising rare ornamental fish to adulthood. It also has implications for aquaculture, since accelerating the development of fish larvae--the toughest time for survival--could mean a more efficient and safe system for bringing fish to the dinner table.

Tiny zebrafish are often used in genetic research because scientists can easily track changes in their development and the fish grow quickly. They also share many of the same genes as humans and can be used for studying cellular and physiological processes and their impact on human disease.

"This is really exciting," said Jacques Ravel, a leading genomic scientist studying the role of the human microbiome in health and disease at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Institute for Genome Sciences. "Knowing you can colonize the gut of a zebrafish with a probiotic strain and improve its development becomes an interesting model for us to study the beneficial effect of probiotics in children and adults." He and his colleagues are currently looking into the effect of Lactobacillus rhamnosus probiotics on the gut development of premature infants.

In the zebrafish experiment, researchers added Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a probiotic strain sometimes used in yogurt, to the zebrafish water. The fish drank the probiotic through their gills, and it landed in their gastrointestinal tract, preventing bad bacteria from taking over and promoting growth, including advancing the development of bone, vertebrae, and gonads.

"If you have increased growth and survival from each batch
'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Pelsinsky
apelsinsky@umces.edu
410-313-8808
University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study by UC Santa Barbara researchers suggests that bacteria communicate by touch
2. Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
3. New study will help protect vulnerable birds from impacts of climate change
4. Study jointly led by UCSB researcher supports theory of extraterrestrial impact
5. BYU study: Using a gun in bear encounters doesnt make you safer
6. 15-year study: When it comes to creating wetlands, Mother Nature is in charge
7. Pycnogenol (French maritime pine bark extract) shown to improve menopause symptoms in new study
8. Crystal structure of archael chromatin clarified in new study
9. EU-funded study underlines importance of Congo Basin for global climate and biodiversity
10. University of Houston study shows BP oil spill hurt marshes, but recovery possible
11. Study demonstrates cells can acquire new functions through transcriptional regulatory network
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
New study shows probiotics help fish grow up faster and healthier
(Date:2/5/2015)... SAN FRANCISCO , January 28, 2015 ... Camera Market Analysis, Size And Segment Forecasts To 2020 ... The global IR camera market is expected to reach ... study by Grand View Research, Inc. IR cameras help ... injuries, and are expected to witness surging demand in ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/4trb7t/biometrics_a ) has announced the addition of ... to their offering. , The primary goal ... who she/he is claiming to be, and for this purpose, ... characteristics, such as fingerprint, hand or palm print, iris, face ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 15, 2015  BellBrook Labs, a leader in ... the launch of a TR-FRET (time resolved Forster ... UDP Assay, a high throughput screening assay for ... will allow for sensitive detection of hundreds of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):IR Camera Market Worth $5.10 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 2IR Camera Market Worth $5.10 Billion By 2020: Grand View Research, Inc. 3Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 2Biometrics - A Global Market Overview 3BellBrook Labs Launches a High Throughput Screening Assay for Glycosyltransferases with TR-FRET Readout 2
... entomology, Penn State, is the first recipient of the ... America (ESA). The award honors young professionals ... within any area of specialization research, teaching, extension, ... be presented at the 2008 ESA Annual Meeting in ...
... that self-induced breaks in the DNA of immune cells known ... from where they,re made to where they help the body ... or more that lymphocytes can break their own DNA in ... However, the new finding is the first to link such ...
... Davis study says that people trying to help nature ... "Human beings tend to think in terms of ... said UC Davis,postdoctoral researcher Matthew Holland, the study,s lead ... do less good,for natural communities than designs with some ...
Cached Biology News:Seemingly suicidal stunt is normal rite of passage for immune cells 2Seemingly suicidal stunt is normal rite of passage for immune cells 3
(Date:3/3/2015)... Adaptive Biotechnologies announced today that Chad Cohen , ... as Chair of the Audit Committee. As ... finance, treasury and accounting functions. Since joining Zillow in ... accounting functions, and led the finance organization through Zillow,s ... named Puget Sound Business Journal,s CFO of the year. ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... Milpitas, Calif. (PRWEB) March 03, 2015 ... risk management excellence were honored by the Global ... annual event which took place on Wednesday, February 25th, ... , The GSCRC was formed to bring together supply ... thought leaders to advance the professional discipline through opportunities ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 3, 2015 AtheroNova Inc. (OTCQB: AHRO) today announced ... voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code ... California , Santa Ana division ... 11 cases are expected to be jointly administered. ... supervised asset sale process, for all or substantially all of ...
(Date:3/3/2015)... 03, 2015 Research and Markets ... Jain PharmaBiotech,s new report "Personalized Medicine - ... , The aim of personalized ... right drug to the right patient and, in ... for a patient according to his/her genotype. This ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Adaptive Biotechnologies adds Chad Cohen, Zillow Group CFO, to Board of Directors 2Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Names Award Winners 2Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Names Award Winners 3Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Names Award Winners 4AtheroNova and its Subsidiary File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 2AtheroNova and its Subsidiary File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 3AtheroNova and its Subsidiary File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection 4Global Personalized Medicine Market Report 2015 - Scientific and Commercial Aspects 2014-2024 2Global Personalized Medicine Market Report 2015 - Scientific and Commercial Aspects 2014-2024 3
... , Brookfield, Wis. Norlight Telecommunications ... customer base and business assets of the Michigan-based Netcom ... give Norlights product range, including hosted IP telephony services ... and Lansing regions. , Criticare purchasing orders for cardiac ...
... in Lille, France. This four-year-old conference draws nearly 1,000 ... of technology. As the lead speaker on a two-hour ... Conditions, I was eager, frankly, to dispense with my ... from and debate my fellow panelists. , ,We discussed ...
... close all its offices on December 13 for the end ... been in development for the past week, will combine registration ... programming languages. Employee training will take place on Monday, with ... has been in place since the 1970s. Implementation of the ...
Cached Biology Technology:Achieving digital solidarity 2Achieving digital solidarity 3Achieving digital solidarity 4
The filter 640DF35 for the Molecular Imager FX is a band pass filter for Texas Red dye....
... APO-BRDU Kit is a 2-color staining method ... DNA to detect apoptotic cells by flow ... reagents required for measuring apoptosis in cells, ... assessing reagent performance; washing, reaction and rinsing ...
The filter 530DF28 for the Molecular Imager FX is a band pass filter for ECL Plus, AttoPhos, SYBR Green, Alexa Fluor 488, FITC, Cy2, and Pro-Q Emerald dyes....
... Model 175 tube gel cell is a ... for 2-D electrophoresis applications. The upper buffer ... tubes 9-23 cm long for isoelectric focusing ... buffer chamber and cooling core, lower buffer ...
Biology Products: