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Effect of dietary inulin and oligosaccharides as prebiotics for weaning turbot, Psetta maxima (Linnaeus, C. 1758)
Mahious, A.S.; Gatesoupe, F.J.; Hervi, M.; Metailler, R.; Ollevier, F.P. (2006). Effect of dietary inulin and oligosaccharides as prebiotics for weaning turbot, Psetta maxima (Linnaeus, C. 1758). Aquacult. Int. 14(3): 219-229.
In: Aquaculture International. Springer: London. ISSN 0967-6120; e-ISSN 1573-143X, more
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    Aquatic organisms > Marine organisms > Fish > Marine fish
    Materials > Supplements > Prebiotics
    Nutrition > Animal nutrition
    Scophthalmus maximus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]; Psetta maxima (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
    ANE, France, Noirmoutiers
Author keywords
    fish nutrition; fructo-oligosaccharides; intestinal flora; prebiotics; turbot

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  • Mahious, A.S., more
  • Gatesoupe, F.J.
  • Hervi, M.
  • Metailler, R.
  • Ollevier, F.P., more

    Preliminary experiments were undertaken to investigate the effect of dietary inulin (Raftiline  ST), oligofructose (Raftilose  P95) and lactosucrose on the growth and intestinal bacteria of the marine carnivorous turbot, Psetta maxima. Turbot larvae were weaned on compound diets containing 2% Rafiline  ST, 2% Raftilose P95 or 2% lactosucrose; 2% cellulose was the carbon source in the control group. The final mean weight of the group weaned with Raftilose  P95 was significantly higher than those observed with the other diets. The bacterial load was highly variable in weaning turbot, especially with respect to the putative Vibrio spp. growing on TCBS agar which, in general, seemed to be dominant. Of the total load of bacterial isolates from turbot weaned on oligofructose, 14% consisted of a strain of Bacillus spp. This strain could use Raftilose  P95 as a single source of carbon, and it might play a role in the beneficial effect of oligofructose on turbot growth, since Bacillus spp. have been documented as probiotics in fish.

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