14. Functional Genomics in Shrimp Disease Control

  1. Marco Saroglia3 and
  2. Zhanjiang (John) Liu4
  1. Arun K. Dhar1 and
  2. Refugio Robles-Sikisaka2

Published Online: 11 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118350041.ch14

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture

Functional Genomics in Aquaculture

How to Cite

Dhar, A. K. and Robles-Sikisaka, R. (2012) Functional Genomics in Shrimp Disease Control, in Functional Genomics in Aquaculture (eds M. Saroglia and Z. (. Liu), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118350041.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Sciences, Animal Biotechnology and Aquaculture Unit, University of Insubria, Via J.H. Dunant 3 Varese I-21100, Italy

  2. 4

    The Fish Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures and Program of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, Aquatic Genomics Unit, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Viracine Therapeutics Corporation, Columbia, MD 21046, USA

  2. 2

    University of California, Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA 92182, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 27 JUL 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470960080

Online ISBN: 9781118350041



  • functional genomics in shrimp disease control;
  • shrimp aquaculture, subsistence farming to a major industry;
  • shrimp viral diseases, those caused by IHHNV, TSV, WSSV;
  • captive breeding programs;
  • SPF Shrimp Programs;
  • linkage maps of shrimp, genetic basis of resistance, susceptibility;
  • DNA markers for disease resistance in shrimp, and RAPD markers;
  • RAPD, in population-specific markers in captive breeding programs;
  • EST analysis, immune gene identification in shrimp;
  • shrimp genome characterization, addressing disease resistance in shrimps


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Captive Breeding Programs

  • Specific Pathogen-Free (SPF) Shrimp Programs

  • Linkage Maps of Shrimp

  • DNA Markers for Disease Resistance in Shrimp

  • Differentially Expressed Genes as Candidate Markers for Disease Resistance in Shrimp

  • Conclusions

  • References