Yellow Head Complex Viruses, including Gill-Associated Virus

Authored by: James Munro

Molecular Detection of Animal Viral Pathogens

Print publication date:  August  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781498700368
eBook ISBN: 9781498700375
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b19719-ch33

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Abstract

With a constantly increasing requirement for shrimp products, accompanied by an ever-advancing technology, penaeid culture has progressed from extensive subsistence farming to a major industry, with a worldwide production of over 4 million tons annually, valued at approximately US$19 billion in 2012.1 The importance of shrimp disease has increased proportionally along with the growth of this new industry.

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