Fish Pathology
Online ISSN : 1881-7335
Print ISSN : 0388-788X
ISSN-L : 0388-788X
Detection of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Wild Captured Shrimp and in Non-cultured Crustaceans from Shrimp Ponds in Bangladesh by Polymerase Chain Reaction
Md. Shahadat HossainS. K. OttaIndrani KarunasagarIddya Karunasagar
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2001 Volume 36 Issue 2 Pages 93-95


The presence of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in wildPenaeus monodon, other wild shrimps, and in non-cultured crustaceans from shrimp ponds/ghers in Bangladesh was studied by polymerase chain reaction (PCR).Wild shrimps viz.P. mondon, P.semisulcatus, P.indicus, Metapenaeus monoceros, M. brevicornisandPalaemon styliferuswere positive for WSSV.The non-cultured shrimps M. monoceros, M. brevicornis, freshwater prawnMacrobrachium rosenbergii, crabsScylla serrataandPseudograpsus intermediusfrom shrimp ponds/ghers were WSSV positive.This is the first study on the detection of WSSV in Bangladesh by PCR and first report ofP.styliferus, M.monoceros, M. brevicornisandP.intermediusas WSSV carriers.

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