Nitrogen removal and water microbiota in grass carp culture following supplementation with Bacillus licheniformis BSK-4

Q. Liang, X. Zhang, Khui Hung Lee, Y. Wang, Kan Yu, W. Shen, L. Fu, M. Shu, W. Li

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Abstract

© 2015, Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht. This experiment was designed to study the effects of Bacillus licheniformis BSK-4 on nitrogen removal and microbial community structure in a grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idellus) culture. The selected strain Bacillus licheniformis BSK-4 significantly decreased nitrite, nitrate and total nitrogen levels in water over an extended, whereas increased ammonia level. Pyrosequencing showed that Proteobacteria, Actinobacteria, Firmicutes, and Bacteroidetes were dominant in grass carp culture water. Compared with the control group, the number of Proteobacteria and Firmicutes were increased, while Actinobacteria and Bacteroidetes decreased in treatment group. At the genus level, some genera, such as Bacillus, Prosthecobacter, Enterococcus, etc., appear only in the treatment, while many other genera exist only in the control group; Lactobacillus, Luteolibacter, Phenylobacterium, etc. were increased in treatment group compared to those in control group. As above, the results suggested that supplementation with B. licheniformis BSK-4 could remove some nitrogen and cause alterations of the microbial composition in grass carp water.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1711-1718
JournalWorld Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume31
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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