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Anti-infectious immune effectors in marine invertebrates: characterization and application for disease control in aquaculture

Objective

As world aquaculture is facing economical losses due to infectious diseases, the project objectives are to provide new therapeutic agents and new approach for the control of diseases in mollusc and shrimp production. The approach deals with the isolation and the characterisation of antimicrobial molecules, irnmune non-specific effectors produced naturally by these invertebrates and to investigate their antimicrobial properties against a wide range of pathogens. The selected antimicrobial effectors will be then monitored on larvae for their potential beneficial and/or protective effect against infections. Moreover, the expression of anti microbial effectors encoding genes will be analysed at population level for evaluation of their use as genetics markers for increased non-specific response to diseases. Candidate molecules and genes, as well as new selection approach, will be supplied for further exploitation in aquaculture.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
Place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
France

Participants (9)

ATHERIS LABORATORIES
Switzerland
Address
Chemin D'alcire, 1 - Arare
1228 Plan-les-ouates
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
1919,Place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier
CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
China
Address
No.7 Nahnai Road
266071 Qingdao
CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY
Thailand
Address
Phayathai Road
10330 Bangkok
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
44,Rozier 44
9000 Gent
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Technopôle De Brest - Iroise
29280 Plouzane
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO
Chile
Address
Avenida Brasil 2950
Valparaiso
UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA
Brazil
Address

88040-900 Florianopolis
UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC
France
Address
2,Place Eugène Bataillon 2
34095 Montpellier