The relation between organic matter in sediment, shrimp density and...


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Title The relation between organic matter in sediment, shrimp density and polychaete presence in white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) affected shrimp ponds
Period 03 / 2007 - unknown
Status Current
Dissertation Yes
Research number OND1337705


WSSV has a wide range of hosts and vectors,including polychaetes. Organic matter concentration which is affected by shrimp culture management, can play an important role in WSSV disease development. Organic matter affects the shrimp health condition and many possible vectors that live in the sediment. Polychaetes In the pond may acquire the virus trough feeding. The objectives of this research are:
1.To evaluate the relationship between organic matter and the occurrence of the White Spot Syndrome Virus-positive (WSSV-positive) vectors in pond sediment.
2.To evaluate effect of organic matter on the transmission of WSSV from polychaete, as a potential vector, to shrimp and vice versa.

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Supervisor Prof.dr. M. Scheffer
Supervisor Prof.dr. J.A.J. Verreth
Co-supervisor Dr. R.M.M. Roijackers
Co-supervisor M.C.J. Verdegem
Doctoral/PhD student D. Haryadi

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