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Research Title Quantitative and Qualitation Analyses of the Bacterial Microbiota of Tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) Culture in Earthen Ponds as Tool for Investigating Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases of Tilapia in the Philippines
Research Personnel Leader:
Dr. Roland V. Pakingking

Research Duration Start:
15 March 2013
15 March 2015
Research Location Leyte, Sorsogon
Research Description Essential information that will be generated from this study will provide the following benefits: (i) improvement of practical husbandry techniques from quantitative bacterial load in the rearing water and sediments and their correlations in the gills and gut of tilapia; (ii) profiling of the normal indigenous microbiota and detection of opportunistic pathogens; (iii) use of artificial culture media to isolate and enumerate bacterial pathogens in fish and their rearing environments; (iv) understanding of the biology of bacterial pathogens and pathogenesis of the disease in the fish; and (v) early and accurate diagnosis of the disease. Its socio-economic impact can be felt in understanding the physic-chemical and bacteriological condition of the ponds when applied in feeding and water management practices of the farmers.
Research Objectives General: To provide primary information on the quantitative and qualitative bacterial density and species composition in the internal organs and rearing environment of cultured tilapia, as well as the quantitative data on physicochemical characteristics inherent to tilapia’s rearing environment.
Research Beneficiary(ies) Government agencies, policymakers
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Code E-225
KRA Code Poverty Reduction and Empowerment of the Poor
Priority Thrust DOST
Improve industry competitiveness
Povery alleviation
Sector Natural Sciences
Actual Sector Fisheries
Related sectors Bacteriology, Ecology
Entry revision: January 2021