Microfloral Diversity in Fish: An EditorialSubha Ganguly*
AICRP On Post Harvest Technology (ICAR), Department of Fish Processing Technology, Faculty of Fishery Sciences, West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, 5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Kolkata - 700 094, WB, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Subha Ganguly
AICRP On Post Harvest Technology (ICAR)
Department of Fish Processing Technology
Faculty of Fishery Sciences
West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences
5, Budherhat Road, P.O. Panchasayar, Kolkata - 700 094, WB, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: September 19, 2013; Accepted Date: September 30, 2013; Published Date: October 07, 2013
Citation: Ganguly S (2013) Microfloral Diversity in Fish: An Editorial. Fish Aquac J 4:e101. doi:10.4172/2150-3508.1000e101
Copyright: © 2013 Ganguly S. 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.
It is well-known that the digestive tract structure in different fish species is distinct. The differences are highly prominent in the various stages of fish development. Hence the digestive tract structure is the first factor that affects and influences the formation of gastrointestinal bacteria communities. The formation of the regular microflora is indeed a complex process that takes place in the digestive tract of fish larvae and fry and it depends on fish spawn (lay and deposit large quantities of eggs in water) food and the microflora of the surrounding water. Lot of investigation has been carried on in order to study the formation of the microflora in the digestive tract of carp from the larval stage to adult fish and it has been ascertained that the formation of bacterioflora in the digestive tract of fish is a gradual process. The most dominant genera residing in the digestive tract of fish are Aeromonas, Pseudomonas,Clostridium and Bacteroides.