B. G. Sampath Aruna Pradeep

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A recent study examining genetic variations among the 3 completely sequenced white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) genomes isolated from China, Thailand and Taiwan revealed five major differences among them. Of these differences, a deletion region between ORF 23/24 and a variable region of ORF14/15 prone to recombination were of particular evolutionary(More)
DNA extracts from white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) that had infected post-larvae and juveniles of cultured shrimp, wild shrimp and crabs, which had been collected from different hatcheries and farms located along both the east and west coasts of India, revealed considerable variation in several previously identified WSSV DNA repeat regions. These include(More)
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is the most serious viral pathogen of cultured shrimp. It is a highly virulent virus that can spread quickly and can cause up to 100 % mortality in 3–10 days. WSSV is a large enveloped double stranded DNA virus belonging to genus Whispovirus of the virus family Nimaviridae. It has a wide host range among crustaceans and(More)
Laem-Singh virus (LSNV) is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA (ssRNA) virus that was recently identified in Penaeus monodon shrimp in Thailand displaying signs of slow growth syndrome. A total of 326 shrimp collected between 1998 and 2007 from countries in the Indo-Pacific region were tested by RT-PCR for evidence of LSNV infection. The samples comprised(More)
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is a pathogen that has emerged globally affecting shrimp populations. Comparison of WSSV genome have shown the virus to share a high genetic similarity except for a few variable genomic loci that has been employed as markers in molecular epidemiology studies for determining the origin, evolution and spread in different(More)
An alkaline phosphatase (AP)-labelled oligonucleotide probe was developed to detect and enumerate trh(+)Vibrio parahaemolyticus in seafood. The probe was evaluated using 40 isolates of V. parahaemolyticus, 45 isolates of other vibrios and 55 non-vibrio isolates. The probe reacted specifically with V. parahaemolyticus possessing either the trh1 or trh2(More)
A stochastic SIR model with vertical transmission and vaccination is proposed and investigated in this paper. The threshold dynamics are explored when the noise is small. The conditions for the extinction or persistence of infectious diseases are deduced. Our results show that large noise can lead to the extinction of infectious diseases which is conducive(More)
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