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

Kathy Tang

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 

Health & Welfare

Study: TSV exposure may lessen YHV effects in white shrimp

Since Taura syndrome virus was in the Americas when yellow head virus become pandemic in Asia, it is possible TSV prevented shrimp in the Western Hemisphere from infection by materials from Asia containing YHV. To test this idea, the authors