EFFECT OF OCIMUM BASILICUM AND PHYLLANTHUS EMBLICA ON SPECIFIC IMMUNE RESPONSE OF CIRRHINUS MRIGALA INFECTED WITH AEROMONAS HYDROPHILA
Sanjana K., Pirakadeaswari C. and B. Karpagam*
An investigation was carried out to evaluate the effect of selected plants (Ocimum basilium and Phyllanthus
emblica) supplemented feed on the relative percent survival rate and the antigen antibody titer. Four experimental
feeds were prepared by adding 5 grams and 10 grams of plant powder to the basal diet and one control feed without
plant powder. The fishes were supplemented with these feeds for 37 days and the results were obtained. The data
were analyzed using one way analysis of variance (ANOVA). The fishes fed with 5% Ocimum basilicum showed
greater effect in terms of survival and at 10% it showed better antigen antibody titer. This study indicated that
inclusion of plant ingredients in fish feed resulted in better survival and antigen production. The formulation of
plant based diet for fish will provide new opportunities.
Keywords: leaf powder, supplementation, Aeromonas hydrophila, relative percent survival rate and the antigen antibody titer.
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