Identification of Viruses


A major constraint limiting the shrimp production is diseases. Shrimp aquaculture is an important industry in many countries especially in india. In cultured pond, the shrimp may be infected with several pathogens such as several viruses. The 6 viruses are very important and they cause serious problem for shrimp cultivation and economic losses. They are consisting of HPV, IHHNV, MBV, TSV, WSSV and YHV. Two of them are highly pathogenic and lethal in shrimp such as WSSV and TSV. Molecular diagnostic methods such as PCR are tools to detection viral diseases in shrimp in many parts of the world.