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Digestive capacity during ontogeny of pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus larvae

Grant number: 11/18607-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Aquaculture
Principal researcher:Maria Célia Portella
Grantee:Thiago Mendes de Freitas
Home Institution: Centro de Aquicultura (CAUNESP). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Jaboticabal. Jaboticabal , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The knowledge about organogenesis of fish larvae is a useful tool to establish their functional capabilities and systemic physiological needs in order to ensure welfare and optimal growth under aquaculture conditions. Feed in hatchery affects digestive functions inducing faster or slower development. This project aims to evaluate growth, morphophysiological development of the gastrointestinal tract and the molecular ontogeny of the digestive capacity in pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus larvae, through the analysis of production performance, histology, histochemistry, enzimology and molecular biology. Larvae will receive live food and formulated diet with different weaning protocols. Activities of gastric (pepsin), pancreatic (trypsin, chymotripsin, amylase and lipase) and intestinal enzymes (alkaline phosphatase, aminopeptidase and maltase) will be analyzed. Further, analysis of differential expression (trypsin, amylase, lipase, pepsin, cholecystokinin and ghrelin) during larval development will be performed. Therefore, this research will contribute to the better understanding of the development of the gastrointestinal tract in pacu larvae and its digestive capacity, using histology, histochemistry, enzimology and molecular biology approaches. This biology molecular approach never used for neotropical fish larvae.

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Scientific publications
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DE FREITAS, THIAGO MENDES; LOPES, IVA GUIDINI; LOPES, TAIS DA SILVA; BUZOLLO, HELLEN; PORTELLA, MARIA CELIA. GROWTH PERFORMANCE AND INCIDENCE OF SKELETAL ANOMALIES IN PACU LARVAE UNDER DIFFERENT WEANING PROTOCOLS. BOLETIM DO INSTITUTO DE PESCA, v. 45, n. 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
Academic Publications
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FREITAS, Thiago Mendes de. Capacidade digestiva durante a ontogenia de larvas de pacu Piaractus mesopotamicus. 2015. 150 f. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho" Centro de Aqüicultura..

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