Intestinal bacterial flora of Mediterranean gilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata Linnaeus) as a novel source of natural surface active compounds

Rosanna Floris, Giuseppe Scanu, Nicola Fois, Carmen Rizzo, Roberta Malavenda, Nunziacarla Spanò, Angelina Lo Giudice
  • Aquaculture Research, December 2017, Wiley
  • DOI: 10.1111/are.13580

Bioactive compounds production from fish intestinal microflora

What is it about?

Biosurfactants (BS) are microbial compounds with surface and antibiotic activity against a broad range of microorganisms. We isolated these substances from the intestine of fish. We identify them as rhamnolipids. We consider these BS producing bacteria very interesting in aquaculture.

Why is it important?

BS producing bacteria are interesting for solving all problems inherent the mortalities in artificial reproduction and fish rearing.


PhD Rosanna Floris
AGRIS Sardegna

I am very happy about this new research and I hope to find an application in aquaculture as soon as possible.

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