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August 23, 2014


Research—Phages Against Vibrios


Bacteriophages are viruses that infect, replicate and kill bacteria.


From Abstract: In this study, researchers evaluated the effectiveness of phage therapy as a prevention and control of vibriosis in Penaeus vannamei.  Vibriosis was induced in shrimp larvae with Vibrio parahaemolyticus.  Results revealed that two lytic phages (A3S and Vpms1) reduced mortality caused by V. parahaemolyticus.  When the phages were administered within six hours of infection, mortalities were avoided.  When administered more than six hours after infection, mortalities and the progress of the infection were reduced.


Also See:

India—Patents Phage that Kills Vibrios

Portugal—Phages and Lysozyme Against Vibrio parahaemolyticus

Portugal—Using Phage Cocktails to Fight EMS

Mexico—Vibrio parahaemolyticus, Phages and Brine Shrimp


Source: Aquaculture.  Phage Therapy Against Vibrio Parahaemolyticus Infection in the Whiteleg Shrimp (Litopenaeus Vannamei) Larvae.  Carlos O. Lomelí-Ortega and Sergio F. Martínez-Díaz (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Lab., Av. Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Col Playa Palo de Sta Rita, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico CP 23090, email, phone +52-61225344, fax +52-1225322).  In Press, Accepted Manuscript Available online  August 19 2014.

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