Application of Nanotechnology in Diagnosis and Disease Management of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Aquaculture


Nanotechnology a multidisciplinary field involves the design and production of functional systems at the molecular level. In aquaculture, the application of nanotechnology it’s still at infant stage and it potent enough to solve many issues related to nutrition, animal production, reproduction, disease diagnosis, prevention and treatment. Worldwide, during the last decade though shrimp culture has been one of the most prevalent practices in marine industry and it has been threatened by viral diseases frequently. Among various shrimp viral pathogens, white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is exceedingly pathogenic and conscientious for huge economic loss in shrimp culture industry. In this review, the application of nanotechnology in diagnosis and management of WSSV in aquaculture is discussed in detail.

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We thank Ministry of Earth Sciences-Earth Science and Technology Cell (MoES-ESTC), Government of India, for financial assistance (MoES/11-MRDFIESTC-MEB(SU)/2/2014 PC-III), V.V thanks the DST-SERB (PDF/2016/003525) for a post doctoral research followship. We thank the management of Sathyabama Institute of Science and Technology for its firm support to carry out research activities.

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Govindaraju, K., Dilip Itroutwar, P., Veeramani, V. et al. Application of Nanotechnology in Diagnosis and Disease Management of White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Aquaculture. J Clust Sci 31, 1163–1171 (2020).

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  • Nanotechnology
  • White spot syndrome virus (WSSV)
  • Aquaculture
  • Diagnosis
  • Vaccine delivery