News features and technical articles about the evolution of aquaculture, one of the world’s fastest growing industries.


Health & Welfare

Rapid on-site diagnostic tool for AHPND management

To help minimize economic losses caused by acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease, timely detection of its pathogenic Vibrio etiological agent plays a critical part in disease management. A portable device with accompanying polymerase chain reaction assays can quickly identify the AHPND 

Health & Welfare

Real-time PCR offers sensitivity, specificity in detecting AHPND plasmid

Real-time, quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) analysis has become an attractive alternative for quantification of the acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) pathogen in infected shrimp. The authors developed a qPCR assay to quantify a virulence plasmid harbored by the bacterium