New nested PCR test targets gene specific to farmed shrimp pathogen EHP

Jee Eun Han, DVM, Ph.D. Kathy F.J. Tang, Ph.D. Ji Hyung Kim, Ph.D.
el patógeno EHP

For routine diagnostics and low-grade infection detection This study developed a nested PCR method using β-tubulin gene sequences that is specific to EHP and can be used in routine diagnostics. The microsporidium Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP) infects penaeid shrimp and has been considered a critical threat to shrimp aquaculture, causing serious economic losses at shrimp farms in…

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  • Jee Eun Han, DVM, Ph.D.

    Jee Eun Han, DVM, Ph.D.

    Laboratory of Aquatic Biomedicine
    College of Veterinary Medicine
    Kyungpook National University
    Daegu 41566, Korea


  • Kathy F.J. Tang, Ph.D.

    Kathy F.J. Tang, Ph.D.

    Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute
    Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences
    Qingdao 266071, China

  • Ji Hyung Kim, Ph.D.

    Ji Hyung Kim, Ph.D.

    Infectious Disease Research Center
    Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology
    Daejeon 34141, Republic of Korea