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Aquatic Microbial Community Management

University
Teacher
Semester
Semester 3
Credits
3

1 Intro: the presence of micro-organisms in aquaculture systems
a Concepts, origin and prevalence
b Microbial biomass vs. target biomass
c Bacteria as food
d Commensal bacteria vs. pathogenic bacteria
2 Traditional management of the microbiota in aquaculture systems: antibiotics,
a hygienic barriers, SPF animals
3 Sustainable management of the microbiota in aquaculture systems:
a Probiotics and prebiotics
b Quorum sensing inhibition and quenching
c r/K selection: flow-through, matured biofilters, recirculating aquaculture systems
d Bio-floc technology: Concept, Basics of biofloc management, Beneficial effects on cultured animals
4 Managing the microbiota towards functionality
aManagement of the microbiota based on ecological theory
bManagement of the microbiota towards biodiversity increase
5 Tracking of micro-organisms in aquaculture systems
aTools: Plating, flow cytometry, DGGE, t-RFPL, next generation sequencing
bInterpretation of microbial community composition data