Ángel Isidro Campa-Córdova

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Juvenile American white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) were immersed in aerated beta-glucan and sulphated polysaccharide solutions for 1, 3 and 6 h. Superoxide anion and SOD activity in haemocytes and muscle were investigated to evaluate whether beta-glucan and sulphated polysaccharide induce any immunostimulatory activity. Haemocytes and muscle showed(More)
This study focused on determining the effects of antibiotics on microalgae used as food for scallop larvae. Six different dose levels of chloramphenicol, erythromycin, and furazolidone were added to cultures of Isochrysis galbana and Chaetoceros gracilis. An in vivo experiment was subsequently conducted to determine the effect of chloramphenicol and(More)
The immunomodulatory action of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and its possible use as an indicator of immune responses in American white shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) were studied. Juvenile shrimp were immersed in aerated beta-glucan and sulfated polysaccharide solutions for 6 h. SOD activity in haemocytes and muscle was quantified to evaluate whether(More)
Recent evolutionary studies have suggested that females have a more robust immune system than males. Using two damselfly species (Hetaerina americana and Argia tezpi), we tested if females produced higher immune responses (as phenoloxidase and hydrolytic enzymes), had a higher survival (using a nylon implant inserted in the abdomen and measuring survival(More)
We studied the effect of two Streptomyces strains, alone and combined with Bacillus and Lactobacillus, on the growth, microflora, hemocyte count, and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity of the shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei. Eight experimental groups were fed for 30 days either with N7 (Streptomyces N7), RL8 (Streptomyces RL8), Strep (Streptomyces N7 and RL8),(More)
The toxic effect of the dinoflagellate Prorocentrum lima on juvenile American whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei and giant lion-paw scallop Nodipecten subnodosus was evaluated. Organisms were exposed to three densities (500, 2000, or 5000 cells mL(-1)), superoxide dismutase activity and soluble protein in the hepatopancreas and muscle were determined at(More)
The toxin content in various life cycle stages of tank-cultivated bullseye puffer (Sphoeroides annulatus) were analyzed by mouse bioassay and ESI-MS spectrometry analysis. The presence of toxin content was determined in extracts of sperm, eggs, embryo, larvae, post-larvae, juvenile, pre-adult, and adult fish, as well as in food items used during the(More)
Manganese superoxide dismutase (MnSOD) is an antioxidant enzyme usually located in mitochondria. There are only a few examples of cytosolic MnSOD (cMnSOD). In the shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei, we have previously characterized three cMnSOD cDNAs and their differential tissue-specific expression. To obtain insights about their genomic organization, we(More)
Disease control problems have major constraints in aquaculture production, and the use of probiotics in larviculture is a valid alternative to antibiotics. This study analyzed the effect of probiotic bacteria on survival and final size of Cortez oyster larvae Crassostrea corteziensis. Two different probiotic concentrations were evaluated, 1 x 10(4) and 1 x(More)
Molecular analysis of the 16S rDNA of the intestinal microbiota of whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei was examined to investigate the effect of a Bacillus mix (Bacillus endophyticus YC3-b, Bacillus endophyticus C2-2, Bacillus tequilensisYC5-2) and the commercial probiotic (Alibio(®)) on intestinal bacterial communities and resistance to Vibrio infection.(More)