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Research Article

Immunization with the Aeromonas OMP Provides Protection against Aeromonas hydrophila in Goldfish (Carassius auratus)

Vijayaragavan Thangaviji1, Mariavincent Michaelbabu1, Setty Balakrishnan Anand2, Paramasamy Gunasekaran2 and Thavasimuthu Citarasu1*

1Centre for Marine Science and Technology, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Rajakkamangalam, Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu, India 629502

2NRCBS, School of Biological Sciences, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India 625021

*Corresponding Author:
Thavasimuthu Citarasu
Centre for Marine Science and Technology
Manonmaniam Sundaranar University
Rajakkamangalam
Kanyakumari District
Tamil Nadu, India 629502
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: November 30, 2011; Accepted Date: February 25, 2012; Published Date: March 03, 2012

Citation: Thangaviji V, Michaelbabu M, Anand SB, Gunasekaran P, Citarasu T (2012) Immunization with the Aeromonas OMP Provides Protection against Aeromonas hydrophila in Goldfish (Carassius auratus). J Microbial Biochem Technol 4: 045-049. doi: 10.4172/1948-5948.1000070

Copyright: © 2012 Thangaviji V, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited

Abstract

Aeromonas hydrophila is one of the serious pathogens in ornamental fishes causing hemorrhagic bacterial
septicemia leading to inflammation and necrosis of the gastrointestinal tract, kidney, muscle, and spleen. Recent studies demonstrated that immunoproteomic vaccines provide protection against bacterial pathogens in fin fish aquaculture and the vaccines are popular due to its long lasting immunity, safety and low cost versatile characteristics. In this study we used an Outer Membrane Protein (OMP) of Aeromonas hydrophila as a vaccine to provide protection against the pathogen in goldfish (Carassius auratus). We used the extract of Asparagus racemosus as an adjuvant in the vaccine preparation. Surivival and immunological response of the vaccinated fishes (30 and 60 days post vaccination (dpv)), were evaluated after challenge with virulent A. hydrophila. The vaccine treated experimental groups significantly improved (P<0.05) the survival at 50% compared to the controls and had improved immunological responses including phagocytosis, albumin-globulin ratio, serum bactericidal activity, and serum lysozyme activity.

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