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QTL for white spot syndrome virus resistance and the sex-determining locus in the Indian black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon)

Nicholas A Robinson, Gopalapillay Gopikrishna, Matthew Baranski, Vinaya Kumar Katneni, Mudagandur S Shekhar, Jayakani Shanmugakarthik, Sarangapani Jothivel, Chavali Gopal, Pitchaiyappan Ravichandran, Thomas Gitterle, Alphis G Ponniah



BACKGROUND: Shrimp culture is a fast growing aquaculture sector, but in recent years there has been a shift away from tiger shrimp Penaeus monodon to other species. This is largely due to the susceptibility of P. monodon to white spot syndrome virus disease (Whispovirus sp.) which has impacted production around the world. As female penaeid shrimp grow more rapidly than males, mono-sex production would be advantageous, however little is known about genes controlling or markers associated with sex determination in shrimp. In this study, a mapped set of 3959 transcribed single nucleotide polymorphisms were used to scan the P. monodon genome for loci associated with resistance to white-spot synd..

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