The influence of glucocorticoids on the bacterial pathogen Vibrio anguillarum and Vibrio Harveyi

 

StressChron Framework:

Project code039
AcronymCORTBAC
RoleCo-coordinator
Research area

Unravelling the impact of chronic stress across vertebrates

Research topic

Microbial endocrinology, interaction between bacteria, glucocorticoids and
the stress level in fish

VertebrateFish
SpeciesBacteria Vibrio anguillarum and Vibrio Harveyi

 

Abstract

The research goal is to investigate in vitro how different glucocorticoids, as seen across vertebrates, influence the bacterial pathogen Vibrio anguillarum and Vibrio Harveyi, respectively, hereby contributing to the elucidation of the enigma of the interplay between bacterial pathogens, glucocorticoids and the hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal (HPI) axis in fish. The engendered data will provide fundamental research insights regarding the interaction between bacteria, glucocorticoids and the stress level in fish and will facilitate the nowadays imperative sustainable development of aquaculture.

 

Specifics

Keywords: aquaculture, fish, stress, glucocorticoids, bacteria, pathogen

Funding: internal

Status: on-going

Consortium:

Ghent University, Belgium (Aerts J, Bossier P)

Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium (Aerts J)

 

Output

Enyam Kodzo Agbeti W. Master thesis: Effect of glucocorticoids on the virulence of Vibrio spp against brine shrimp larvae (Artemia franciscana). Faculty of bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, Belgium, 2017.