Application of DNA fingerprinting for the identification of fish pathogens

Thomas, P C (1998) Application of DNA fingerprinting for the identification of fish pathogens. In: Proceedings of the first National Seminar on Trends in Marine Biotechnology. Institute for Coastal Area Studies, Nagercoil, pp. 133-138.


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Infectious diseases cause severe economic loss to the aquaculture. The conventional diagnostic tools like culture and histological examination, immunodiffusion, counter immunoelectrophoresis, fluorescent antibody test, etc. used for detection of the pathogens are time consuming, less sensitive and not fit for mass screening. They are not effective in detecting carriers, because of which effective control of the spread of disease become difficult. The delay in diagnosis leads to heavy mortalities and huge losses from the ever increasing out breaks of infectious diseases. Therefore, the development and use of highly specific, very sensitive and rapid detection methods is the need of the day.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: DNA fingerprinting; identification; fish pathogens
Subjects: Fish Diseases
Fish Genetics
Divisions: CMFRI-Cochin > Marine Biotechnology
Depositing User: Arun Surendran
Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2011 03:34
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2015 15:50

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