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Microorganisms as a sustainable aquafeed ingredient: a review


Wan-Mohtar, Wan Abd Al Qadr Imad and Ibrahim, Mohamad Faizal and Wan Rasdi, Nadiah and Zainorahim, Norhayati and Mohd Taufek, Norhidayah (2021) Microorganisms as a sustainable aquafeed ingredient: a review. Aquaculture Research, 53 (3). pp. 746-766. ISSN 1365-2109; ESSN: 1365-2109


Aquaculture is considered one of the world's fastest-growing food production industries. It provides one of the most environmentally friendly sources of edible protein. The rapid expansion of aquaculture has occurred in response to a huge increase in world population and the corresponding demand for food, highlighting a path towards intensive sustainable products and resource efficiency. Improved process efficiency has fuelled aquaculture expansion, which involves addressing operational performance, particularly on nutrition and health of farmed fish, as well as a trend towards reaching natural or organic certification. Although there is ample evidence to support the use of microorganisms, including algae, bacteria, fungi, archaea, protozoa and viruses, their use in aquaculture nutrition is still limited in natural medicine development and therapies. Notably, various applications of microorganisms feed have a significant impact on aquatic animal health and husbandry. However, there is a need to discuss various roles of microorganisms used in aquaculture feed extensively. This review discusses the potential of microorganisms and their role as value added aquaculture feed, which could offer aquaculture and feed producers considerable benefits.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/are.15627
Publisher: Wiley
Keywords: Aquaculture feed; Aquatic animals; Future food; Microbial protein; Microorganisms
Depositing User: Ms. Nur Faseha Mohd Kadim
Date Deposited: 09 May 2023 03:02
Last Modified: 09 May 2023 03:02
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/94183
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