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

J. A. Brock

Health & Welfare

Inbreeding cuts growth, reproduction in shrimp

Shrimp-breeding programs release only a small fraction of their genetic material when they sell seed to clients for grow-out. This protects their large investment in developing the stocks so clients return for their next batch of seed instead of breeding 

Health & Welfare

Genomic IHHN-related DNA sequences in black tiger shrimp

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing demonstrated that Penaeus monodon offspring derived from founder shrimp collected from the Indo-Pacific region had genomic infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis-related DNA sequences that reacted with OIE-listed IHHN virus diagnostic primers. 

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