|Research area||Unravelling the impact of chronic stress across vertebrates|
|Research topic||Feed as stressor focusing on invertebrates (e.g. Artemia), mycotoxins and fish feed constituents|
|Species||Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus)|
The research goal is to assess the effect of the provision of different enzymes in a feed trial with Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) on the hypothalamic-pituitary-interrenal (HPI) axis activity by quantification of scale cortisol using ultra-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) as biomarker for chronic stress in fish.
Keywords: aquaculture, fish, stress, diet, optimization, scale cortisol
Ghent University, Belgium (Aerts J, De Visscher J)
Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Belgium (Aerts J)
Kaho Sint-Niklaas (Meeus W)
De Visscher J. Bachelor thesis: Introduction to the topic “Stress in fish”. Faculty of Bioengineering Sciences, Hogeschool Ghent, Belgium, 2014.
De Visscher J. Master thesis: The influence of chronic stress in the framework of a feeding experiment in tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Faculty of Bioengineering Sciences, Hogeschool Ghent, Belgium, 2015.