Bacterial community structure in the intestinal ecosystem of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) as revealed by pyrosequencing-based analysis of 16S rRNA genes

Etyemez M., Luis Balcazar J.

RESEARCH IN VETERINARY SCIENCE, vol.100, pp.8-11, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 100
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.rvsc.2015.03.026
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.8-11
  • Keywords: Intestinal microbiota, Microbial diversity, Rainbow trout, Aquaculture, CETOBACTERIUM-SOMERAE, SOYBEAN-MEAL, MICROBIOTA, WATER, DIVERSITY, POPULATIONS, RIVER
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


In this study, we determined the diversity and composition of bacterial communities within the intestinal ecosystem of farmed rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Healthy rainbow trout, weighing between 520 and 750 g, were fed a commercial diet. Subsequently, genomic DNA was isolated from the intestinal mucus (n = 16 fish samples) and combined into groups of four fish samples each for pyrosequencing analysis of bacterial 16S rRNA genes. The results revealed that the most abundant operational taxonomic units (OTUs) were affiliated to the genera Acinetobacter, Cetobacterium, Pseudomonas, and Psychrobacter, and to a lesser extent, the genera Aeromonas, Clostridium, Deefgea, Flavobacterium, Neptuniibacter, and Mycoplasma. These findings could be used as a baseline for further studies about the role of bacterial communities in normal and altered host physiological states. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.