Glucans and disease resistance
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The paper presents the usefulness of beta-glucans as immunostimulants for strengthening the non-specific defense system of a wide range of animals. In Taiwan, researchers tested the effects of beta-glucans on the vibriosis resistance of tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon which yield promising results. They suggest that supplementation of beta-glucan at 0.5 mg per ml is sufficient in strengthening the non-specific defense mechanism of postlarval shrimp.
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center, Aquaculture Department (1996). Glucans and disease resistance. Aqua Farm News, 14(4-5), 16-17.
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