Health and nutritional properties of probiotics in fish and shellfish

José Luis Balcázar, Oliver Decamp, Daniel Vendrell, Ignacio De Blas, Imanol Ruiz-Zarzuela
2006 Microbial Ecology in Health and Disease  
The use of chemotherapeutic agents as an infection control measure has become questionable because of the evolution of antimicrobial resistance among pathogenic bacteria. One of the alternatives to antibiotics in disease control could be the use of probiotics as biological control agents. This review describes the state of the art of probiotic research in preventing and controlling infectious diseases in aquaculture, with a description of the mechanisms of action involved.
doi:10.3402/mehd.v18i2.7687 fatcat:d6ru2bnrxfgybmfjfxqjj6jkcm