Wednesday , 22 May 2024

Role of Gastrointestinal Microflora in Digestion and Metabolism in Fish

Ganguly Subha*
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, Chakgaria, Kolkata-700 094, WB, India
*E-mail: [email protected]

Enzyme found in intestinal lumen of fishes could have potentially come from either the pancreas or the secretary cells of gut wall. In addition, enzymes from intestinal microflora have a potential role in digestion, especially for substrates such as cellulose which few animals can digest and other substrates as well. The intestinal tract of fishes is generally colonized by great number of heterophilic bacteria including aerobes and anaerobes. Many ecological studies on gut microflora of fish have been presented from time to time.
Key words: Enzyme, Microflora, Fish

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