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March 31, 2015


A Little More About White Patch Disease


Daniel Gruenberg  ( reports on The Shrimp List about white patch disease, a new bacterial disease caused by Bacillus cereus.


It’s quite a ubiquitous species that is a natural part of the rhizosphere as well as a natural gut flora in Arthropoda.  It also has a highly resistant spore and the toxins it carries are encoded by a plasmid.


Source: The Shrimp List (a mailing list for shrimp farmers).  Subject: Shrimp Disease in the World/Bacterial White Patch Disease Caused by Bacillus Cereus.  Daniel Gruenberg.  March 26, 2015.

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