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Incidence of white muscle disease, a viral like disease associated with mortalities in hatchery reared postlarvae of the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) from the south east coast of India

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  • Fish Diseases
  • Prawn And Prawn Fisheries
  • Medicine


Incidence of post-larval mortalities of 30- 100% was reported from commercial freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii (De Man) hatcheries in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu (south-eastern states of India) since 2001. Infec ted postlarvae (PL) exhibited clinical symptoms with lethargy, anorexia and whitening of abdominal muscles and the disease was identified as white muscle disease (WMD).

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