Use of essential oils extracted from three Origanum species for disinfection of cultured rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis)

TitleUse of essential oils extracted from three Origanum species for disinfection of cultured rotifers (Brachionus plicatilis)
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsStefanakis, MK, Anastasopoulos E, Katerinopoulos HE, Makridis P
Description

Cited By (since 1996):2Export Date: 18 December 2013Source: ScopusArticle in Pressdoi: 10.1111/are.12137

KeywordsLarval rearing, Live food, Organic aquaculture, Vibrio
Abstract

Essential oils extracted from three plant species of the genus Origanum, Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum, Origanum onites L. and Origanum marjorana L., were assayed as potential antibacterial agents for disinfection of rotifers Brachionus plicatilis. Survival of rotifers in seawater with added oregano essential oils was significantly higher than in the control treatment (P < 0.05). When rotifers were incubated in seawater with added oregano essential oils at a final concentration of 10 mg L-1 for 4 h, the numbers of total culturable bacteria were not significantly lower than in the control treatment (P > 0.05), while the numbers of presumptive Vibrio in rotifers were significantly reduced compared with the control treatment (P < 0.05). © 2013 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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