More disease resistant shrimp and carp for India


Startdato 1. oktober 2008
Sluttdato 31. desember 2011
I samarbeid med Central Institute for Freshwater Aquaculture (CIFA), Central Institute of Brackishwater Aquaculture (CIBA), Fridtjof Nansens institutt (FNI) og University of Pune (UP).

Improved disease resistance of tiger shrimp and rohu carp farmed in India: Developing and implementing advanced molecular methods, and streamlining access to and use of genetic resources.

White spot syndrome virus and Aeromonas hydrophila are diseases that have a major impact on shrimp and carp production respectively in India. By improving the disease resistance of aquaculture stock, India could

  • reduce the cost of production
  • positively affect both the local environment and human health by reducing the use of antibiotics and other chemical treatments
  • gain a major advantage in the production of these important food species.

However, for a program of genetic improvement to be successfully implemented a number of research and practical considerations need to be resolved. We need to:

  • develop effective and specific methods and technology to select for resistance to these two diseases
  • build competence in India to apply these techniques
  • determine how the distribution of resistant stock can be most effectively implemented throughout India and elsewhere.

This project aims to develop and implement new marker assisted selective breeding technology that can be used to select for improved disease resistance and provide solutions on how the genetic resources and IP that are created can be best accessed and distributed in a way that facilitates aquaculture development in India.

Penaeus monodon Foto: Nicholas Robinson

Penaeus monodon

Aktuelle saker

  • Mindre sykdom med ny teknologi

    12. desember 2008

    Ny teknologi skal gi reker og karpe sterkere motstand mot sykdom. Nofima leter i samarbeid med indiske forskere etter DNA-markører for sykdomsgener, og de vil bruke markørene i avlsprogram i India.