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Revista de Producción Animal

versión On-line ISSN 2224-7920


GONZALEZ-LEON, Liane Mary; RIZO PORRO, Mariela  y  ARENAL CRUZ, Amílcar. Bacillus firmus: Applications and Potentialities as a Probiotic for Aquaculture. Rev. prod. anim. [online]. 2022, vol.34, n.2, pp.1-12.  Epub 30-Ago-2022. ISSN 2224-7920.


Nowadays, numerous bacterial strains, genus Bacillus, are used as probiotics to promote the growth of cultivated aquatic organisms, particularly in their larval stages.


To conduct a review of the different applications of Bacillus firmus in the industry, with emphasis on their use as a probiotic for aquaculture.


B. firmus is a widely used beneficial bacterium as a nematicide to protect crops, the bioremediation of contaminated environments, enzyme production, and as a probiotic for aquaculture. Its potentiality for shrimp culture is outstanding for controlling diseases and water quality management in the pond.


Nevertheless, its specific mechanisms for shrimp culture have not been studied broadly, which is particularly interested in providing all the benefits that this bacterium offers to this economic sector.

Palabras clave : bacterium; shrimp; culture; probiotics.

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