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August 28 2015

Taiwan

Develops Whitespot Resistant Tiger Shrimp

 

In a collaborative study with OSO Organic Shrimp Farm, a black tiger shrimp farm in Madagascar established by the largest aquatic product distributor in France, Dean Lo Chu-Fang of the College of Bioscience and Biotechnology at National Cheng Kung University and her team have developed a giant tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) that is resistant to the whitespot syndrome virus (WSSV).

 

According to Lo, two WSSV resistant shrimp families have been produced.  She indicated that all of the shrimp were very healthy, and that not even one shrimp had become sick.  Lo pointed out that virus-resistant shrimp were just the beginning, and that she will continue to research and develop black tiger shrimp families that are also stress resistant and fast growing.

 

Information: Sonia Chuang, College of Bioscience and Biotechnology, National Cheng Kung University News Center (phone +886-6-275-7575, extension 50042, fax +886-6-238-9919, email sonia20@mail.ncku.edu.tw, webpage http://news-en.secr.ncku.edu.tw/bin/home.php).

 

Source: Business Wire.  NCKU Research Team Develops White Spot Syndrome Virus Resistant Shrimp.  August 25, 2015.

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