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

State Referral Lab for Aquatic Animal Health, Madhavaram

Disease is the major factor affecting the production in the fish farming and the fish population in the wild. Aquatic animal health management includes prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease in fish and other aquatic organisms. State Referral Laboratory for Aquatic Animal Health caters to the diagnostic needs of the farmers undertaking aquaculture across the state besides undertaking disease surveillance in the natural water bodies. The lab has the state-of-art diagnostic facilities to undertake advanced diagnosis of diseases in commercially important fish and shell fish. The lab has well-trained staff with international exposure to undertake diagnosis, research and to offer training to the farm, hatchery personnel, students and researchers on aquatic animal health.

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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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