Polychaete worms - a vector for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV)

Vijayan, K K and Stalin Raj, V and Balasubramanian, C P and Alavandi, S V and Sekar, V Thillai and Santiago, T C (2005) Polychaete worms - a vector for white spot syndrome virus (WSSV). Inter-Research, 63. pp. 107-111.


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The present work provides the first evidence of polychaete worms as passive vectors of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in the transmission of white spot disease to Penaeus monodon broodstocks. The study was based on live polychaete worms, Marphysa spp., obtained from worm suppliers/worm fishers as well as samples collected from 8 stations on the northern coast of Tamilnadu (India). Tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon broodstock with undeveloped ovaries were experimentally infected with WSSV by feeding with polychaete worms exposed to WSSV. Fifty percent of polychaete worms obtained from worm suppliers were found to be WSSV positive by 2-step PCR, indicating high prevalence

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Broodstock; Live feed; Penaeus monodon; Polychaete worms; Vector; White spot syndrome virus • WSSV
Subjects: Invertebrata > Polychaetes
Fish and Fisheries > Fish Disease
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2010 12:31
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:40
URI: http://eprints.cmfri.org.in/id/eprint/6840

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