Limited evidence for genetic variation for resistance to the white spot syndrome virus in Indian populations of Penaeus monodon

Hayes, Ben J., Gitterle, Thomas, Gopikrishna, Gopalapillay, Gopal, Chavali, Krishna, Gopal, Jahageerdar, Shrivinas, Lozano, Carlos, Alavandi, Shankar, Paulpandi, Sivagnanam, Ravichandran, Pitchaiyappan and Rye, Morten (2010) Limited evidence for genetic variation for resistance to the white spot syndrome virus in Indian populations of Penaeus monodon. Aquaculture Research, 41 11: e872-e877. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2109.2010.02611.x


Author Hayes, Ben J.
Gitterle, Thomas
Gopikrishna, Gopalapillay
Gopal, Chavali
Krishna, Gopal
Jahageerdar, Shrivinas
Lozano, Carlos
Alavandi, Shankar
Paulpandi, Sivagnanam
Ravichandran, Pitchaiyappan
Rye, Morten
Title Limited evidence for genetic variation for resistance to the white spot syndrome virus in Indian populations of Penaeus monodon
Formatted title
Limited evidence for genetic variation for resistance to the white spot syndrome virus in Indian populations of Penaeus monodon
Journal name Aquaculture Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-2109
1355-557X
Publication date 2010-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2109.2010.02611.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 41
Issue 11
Start page e872
End page e877
Total pages 6
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
There has been a highly detrimental impact of the white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) on black tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) aquaculture in India. Currently, no cost-effective measures are available for controlling the disease. One alternative is to improve WSSV resistance through a selective breeding programme for disease-resistant shrimp, provided that genetic variation exists for this trait. The aim of this study was to evaluate the evidence for genetic variation in resistance to WSSV in P. monodon sourced from Indian populations. Post-larval shrimp (n = 1950) from 54 full-sibling families were challenged with WSSV using WSSV-infected mince meat. The heritability was estimated using four different statistical models fitted to the resulting time to death data, including two linear models and two Weibull proportional hazard frailty models. None of the estimated heritabilities were significantly different from zero. We suggest three possible explanations for these results: there actually is very little variation between P. monodon in WSSV resistance and all individuals are highly susceptible to the disease; there is genetic variation in resistance to WSSV in P. monodon but we did not find it in our experiment because the level of challenge in the experimentwas too high to allow genetic differences to be expressed; the variation is due to mutations conferring resistance, which are at a low frequency in the population, and we did not sample a broad enough genetic base to capture these mutations.
Keyword Genetic variation
Penaeus monodon
White spot syndrome virus
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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