"Harnessing the Science of Fisheries for Food, Nutrition and Livelihood"

State Referral Lab for Aquatic Animal Health, Madhavaram

The laboratory was started as a Self – financing unit in the year 1999 to cater to the diagnostic needs of the farmers undertaking aquaculture across the state. The lab has been upgraded as the State Referral Laboratory for Aquatic Animal Health with the state-of-art diagnostic facilities to undertake advanced diagnosis of diseases in commercially important fish and shell fish.

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  • Uma, A., Abraham, T.J. and Sundararaj, V., 1999. Effect of a probiotic bacterium, Lactobacillus plantarum on disease resistance of Penaeus indicus larvae. Indian J. Fish, 46(4):367-373.
  • Uma, A., Abraham, T.J., Jeyaseelan, M.J.P. and Sundararaj, V., 1999. Effect of probiotic feed supplement on performance and disease resistance of Indian white shrimp Penaeus indicus H. Milne Edwards. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics. 14(2):159- 164
  • Abraham, T.J., Shanmugam, S.A., Uma, A., Palaniappan, R. and Dhevendaran, K., 2001. Biocontrol of shrimp bacterial pathogens using penaeid larva associated bacterium, Alteromonas sp. Journal of Aquaculture in the Tropics, 16(1):11-22.
  • Uma, A., Prabhakar, T.G., Koteeswaran, A. and Ravikumar, G., 2002. Establishment of primary cell culture from hepatopancreas of Penaeus monodon for the study of white spot syndrome virus (WSSV). Asian Fisheries Science, 15(4):365-370.
  • Umesha, R.K., Uma, A., Otta, S.K., Karunasagar, I. and Karunasagar, I., 2003. Detection by PCR of hepatopancreatic parvovirus (HPV) and other viruses in hatchery-reared Penaeus monodon postlarvae. Diseases of aquatic organisms, 57(1-2):141-146.
  • Uma, A., Ramanathan, N. and Saravanabava, K., 2007. A Study by PCR on the Prevalence of Whitespot Syndrone Virus, Monodon Baculovirus and Hepatopancreatic Parvovirus Infection in Penaeus monodon Post Larvae in Tamil Nadu, Southeast Coast of India. Asian Fisheries Science, 20(3/4):227.
  • Uma, A., Parthiban, M., Manoharan, S., Aruni A, W., Chandran N, D.J. and Koteeswaran, A., 2005. Slot blot hybridization for detection of white spot syndrome virus in penaeid shrimp. Asian journal of microbiology biotechnology and environmental sciences, 7(2):249.
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