Monday, February 14, 2011

Selective Breeding of Penaeus vannamei for Whitespot Resistance in China

Abstract: After three generations of selective breeding for whitespot virus resistance, 29 families of Penaeus vannamei were divided into three groups: high, moderate and low resistance. After infection with whitespot, the average survivals for the groups were 22.7, 9.08 and 0.78 percent, respectively. The peak in mortality in the high-resistance group occurred two to three days after the peaks in the low-resistance group and controls.

Source: Aquaculture. Characterization of WSSV Resistance in Selected Families of Litopenaeus vannamei. Yong-Chun Huang, Zhi-Xin Yin, Hua-Shu Ai, Xian-De Huang, Se-Dong Li, Shao-Ping Weng and Jian-Guo He (, State Key Laboratory for Biocontrol, School of Life Sciences, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510275, PR China). Volume 311, Issues 1-4, Pages 54–60, February


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