Thai, Taiwanese researchers reveal EMS detection method


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
January 21, 2014

A group of Thai and Taiwanese scientists have announced the successful development of a detection method for early mortality syndrome (EMS) in shrimp, and the free release of primers and protocols for public use to curb outbreaks of the disease.

Led by Prof Timothy W Flegel of Mahidol University and Taiwan's Prof C-F Lo, they have developed a PCR (polymerase chain reaction) method to detect acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND) bacteria. 

The group decided to release, free for public access, detailed information on the sequences and protocols from their research for a PCR detection method for AHPND bacteria.

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