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Improved quality of cultured fish for human consumption

Grant number: 14/13718-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): January 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Agronomical Sciences - Fishery Resources and Fishery Engineering - Inland Water Fishery Resources
Cooperation agreement: Innovation Fund Denmark
Principal Investigator:Reinaldo José da Silva
Grantee:Marianna Vaz Rodrigues
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IBB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Botucatu. Botucatu , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/50504-5 - Improved quality of cultured fish for human consumption, AP.TEM


The tilapia farming has a great economic importance to Brazil in the fish industry. Although species are easy to breed, the risk of emergence and spread of diseases among animals exists. Thus, there is currently only the laboratory network of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquaculture, located in Minas Gerais, but the tests are made only on samples officially collected. In this case, for the realization of health control in fish farming becomes difficult due to the lack of laboratories specializing in this type of diagnosis. Thus, this study aims to describe the macroscopic and microscopic lesions, identify agents with the aid of transmission and molecular (PCR and sequencing) electron microscopy in cultured in cages system in the state of São Paulo tilapia. Therefore, the results obtained with the survey of the major diseases affecting these animals and assist in the sanitary control of fish farms in order to avoid economic losses and ensure safe food for consumption can be made. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RODRIGUES, MARIANNA VAZ; FRANCISCO, CLAIRE JULIANA; DAVID, GIANMARCO S.; DA SILVA, REINALDO JOSE; FALCONE-DIAS, MARIA FERNANDA; ARAUJO JUNIOR, JOAO PESSOA. Monitoring of Francisella noatunensis subsp orientalis in farmed Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) in Brazil. AQUACULTURE INTERNATIONAL, v. 26, n. 1, p. 127-138, FEB 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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