Streptomyces Bacteria

Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) is a bacterial disease affecting shrimp that has caused severe damage and economic losses to the global aquaculture industry. The disease is caused by a particularly virulent strain of bacteria, Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Researchers from Monash University Malaysia’s School of Pharmacy discovered that a species of Streptomyces bacteria isolated from mangrove forests in Malaysia is capable of conferring protection against AHPND. Utilising this research, the team worked with industry to develop a probiotic for aquaculture called FarmMate-S1 to enhance shrimp farming output.

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