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
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
The authors recently performed a study to evaluate immunity to white spot syndrome virus and virulent Vibrio parahaemolyticus in shrimp treated with a new mineral extract additive in pelletized feeds.