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1 December 2009 Effect of Injected Astaxanthin on Survival, Antioxidant Capacity, and Immune Response of the Giant Freshwater Prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man, 1879) Challenged with Lactococcus garvieae
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This study evaluated the effects of astaxanthin (AX) injected at 1.34 nmol/g body weight on survival, antioxidant capacity, total hemocyte count, and hepatopancreas AX content of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man 1879) challenged with Lactococcus garvieae. Injected AX significantly increased the survival of M. rosenbergii challenged with L. garvieae (P ≤ 0.05) and enhanced to some extent its antioxidant capacity (superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, and glutathione reductase) and total hemocyte count. AX-injected M. rosenbergii yielded significantly higher hepatopancreas AX content compared with non-AX-injected control. Overall results of this study indicate that AX plays an important role in enhancing M. rosenbergii resistance against L. garvieae.

Isagani P. Angeles Jr., Yew-Hu Chien, and Apolinario V. Yambot "Effect of Injected Astaxanthin on Survival, Antioxidant Capacity, and Immune Response of the Giant Freshwater Prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man, 1879) Challenged with Lactococcus garvieae," Journal of Shellfish Research 28(4), 931-937, (1 December 2009). https://doi.org/10.2983/035.028.0424
Published: 1 December 2009
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