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

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.

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Coordinator

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

Address

Place Eugene Bataillon
34095 Montpellier

France

Administrative Contact

Bernard BOYER

Participants (9)

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ATHERIS LABORATORIES

Switzerland

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

China

CHULALONGKORN UNIVERSITY

Thailand

GENT UNIVERSITY

Belgium

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE VALPARAISO

Chile

UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DE SANTA CATARINA

Brazil

UNIVERSITE DE MONTPELLIER II - SCIENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU LANGUEDOC

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: ICA4-CT-2001-10023

  • Start date

    1 February 2002

  • End date

    31 July 2005

Funded under:

FP5-INCO 2

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 916 487

  • EU contribution

    € 1 226 024

Coordinated by:

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France