Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 186–191 | Cite as

Distribution of bacteria injected in body of giant black shrimp,Penaeus monodon

  • Guo Zhixun
  • Karin vande Braak
  • Magriet Botterbloom


Distribution of injectedVibrio anguillarum in body ofPenaeus monodon was studied with immunohistochemical method. Bacteria could be detected throughout the experiment in some individuals: however in lymphoid tissue, gill, heart and haemolymph of all vibrio injected shrimp, the bacteria could be observed only 5 min after injection. The bacteria density in haemolymph, haemolymph of the hepatopancreas and gills decreased with time. In the lymphoid organ and heart, the bacteria density was the highest 48 h after injection, then decreased. Nodules could be formed in the heart, lymphoid organ and injection site.

Key words

Vibrio anguillarum Penaeus monodon lymphoid tissue haemolymph 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guo Zhixun
    • 1
  • Karin vande Braak
    • 2
  • Magriet Botterbloom
    • 2
  1. 1.South China Sea Fisheries Research InstituteGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.Wageningen Agricultural UniversityNetherlands

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