Antifungal Prospect of Bacillus cereus Postbiotic on Crustacean Pathogen, Lagenidium thermophilum

JONING ELLIECPEARL JASCA, KIAN YONG ANNITA SEOK, LAJIMIN SURAINI, YAO ANG CHUN, RANSANGAN JULIAN, MOTOHIKO SANO, SHIGEKI DAN, KATSUYUKI HAMASAKI, KASAN NOR AZMAN, M. LAL TAMRIN
2021 Biocontrol Science  
Pathogenic marine fungi, Lagenidium thermophilum is known causative agent in the crustacean industry. Current disinfection practice in hatchery has risks and negative impacts which prompts suitable substitute to synthetic antifungal agents. Thus, this study was conducted to evaluate the antifungal potential of postbiotic from four potential probiotics towards marine oomycetes, L. thermophilum IPMB 1401. The screening test showed that the Lactobacillus plantarum GS12 and Bacillus cereus GS15
more » ... biotics were positive for antifungal activity on L. thermophilum IPMB 1401. These two bacterial extracts have minimum inhibitory concentration (MIC) at 50%. The toxicity assay on MIC level of the postbiotic revealed that the cumulative mortality of brine shrimp nauplii exposed to B. cereus postbiotic was significantly lower compared to L. plantarum GS12 postbiotic and formalin. This indicates a high potential of B. cereus GS15 as a prospect for alternative control method for fungal infections in the crustacean culture industry.
doi:10.4265/bio.26.201 pmid:35013016 fatcat:cdqbiauinnfxpog52q7nyqfcdm