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

Donald Lightner

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 

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