Mathieu Wille

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Since it first appeared in 1992, white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) has become the most threatening infectious agent in shrimp aquaculture. Within a decade, this pathogen has spread to all the main shrimp farming areas and has caused enormous economic losses amounting to more than seven billion US dollars. At present, biosecurity methods used to exclude(More)
A successful sterile insect technique program depends upon mass production of good-quality sterile insects for release into a target area. Specifically, to control Anopheles arabiensis Patton (Diptera: Culicidae) in a pilot area in northern Sudan, 1 million An. arabiensis sterile males per day are needed. To reach this production objective, mosquito mass(More)
The aim of the study was to compare theantioxidant systems in juvenile marine fish ofcommercial importance to European aquaculture,namely turbot (Scophthalmus maximus),halibut (Hippoglossus hippoglossus) andgilthead sea bream (Sparus aurata). Thepresent dietary trial was specifically designedto investigate the antioxidant effects ofvitamin E under moderate(More)
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) causes disease and mortality in cultured and wild shrimp. A standardized WSSV oral inoculation procedure was used in specific pathogen-free (SPF) Litopenaeus vannamei (also called Penaeus vannamei) to determine the primary sites of replication (portal of entry), to analyze the viral spread and to propose the cause of death.(More)
The tolerance of Litopenaeus vannamei larvae to increasing concentrations of total ammonia nitrogen (TAN) using a short-term static renewal method at 26°C, 34 g L 1 salinity and pH 8.5 was assessed. The median lethal concentration (24 h LC50) for TAN in zoea (1-2-3), mysis (1-2-3) and postlarvae 1 were, respectively, 4.2-9.9-16.0; 19.017.3-17.5 and 13.2 mg(More)
White spot syndrome virus (WSSV) is a devastating pathogen in shrimp aquaculture. Standardized challenge procedures using a known amount of infectious virus would assist in evaluating strategies to reduce its impact. In this study, the shrimp infectious dose 50% endpoint (SID50 ml(-1)) of a Thai isolate of WSSV was determined by intramuscular inoculation(More)
Transmission of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) in shrimp has been reported to occur by feeding and immersion. In the present study, the impact of the molt process and artificial lesions in the cuticle on shrimp susceptibility to WSSV was examined using intramuscular and immersion routes. For the intramuscular route, Penaeus (Litopenaeus) vannamei shrimp(More)
In the past, strategies to control white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) were mostly tested by infectivity trials in vivo using immersion or per os inoculation of undefined WSSV infectious doses, which complicated comparisons between experiments. In this study, the reproducibility of 3 defined doses (10, 30 and 90 shrimp infectious doses 50% endpoint [SID50]) of(More)
AIMS In this study, we investigated the effect of N-acyl homoserine lactone-degrading bacterial enrichment cultures (ECs) on larviculture of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. METHODS AND RESULTS The larval performance in terms of larval growth, larval survival, larval quality, duration of the larval rearing process and microflora(More)
A standardized inoculation model was used in 2 separate experiments to gauge the virulence of 3 white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) isolates from Thailand and Vietnam (WSSV Thai-1, WSSV Thai-2, and WSSV Viet) in Penaeus vannamei juveniles. Mortality patterns (Expt 1) were compared and WSSV-positive cells quantified (Expt 2) in tissues following intramuscular(More)