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White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Crustaceans: An Overview of Host - Pathogen Interaction
Viruses are ubiquitous and extremely abundant in the marine environment. One of such marine viruses, the White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) has emerged globally as one of the most contagious, widespread and lethal pathogen of cultured shrimp that causes mass mortality, leading to huge economic loss to the shrimp industry. However, at present there is no such existing treatment procedure to restrict the uncontrolled occurrence and rapid spread of the disease in the wild. Recent advancement in the field of molecular biology has made it possible to obtain information on the factors, mechanisms and strategies used by this virus to infect and replicate in susceptible host cells.
Biogenesis of Silver Nanoparticles by Marine- Derived Fungus Aspergillus flavus from Bhavnagar Coast, Gulf of Khambhat, India
Despite the fact that researches on nanobiotechnology in future may increasingly depend on marine microbes, they are quite under explored for biosynthesis of nanoparticles. The present work was carried out with a view to examine silver nanoparticle biosynthesis potential of a marine-derived fungus Aspergillus flavus. The test fungus could synthesize silver nanoparticles intracellularly at different silver nitrate concentrations within 24h.
First Record of Pampus argenteus (Euphrasen, 1788) (Osteichthyes: Stromateidae) in the Tunisian Coast (Mediterranean Sea)
The second Mediterranean record of the silver pomfret, Pampus argenteus is reported, with the capture of four specimens in the Gulf of Hammamet (North-East Tunisia) on March 15th 2007. The species is a non-indigenous for the Mediterranean, being native to the Indo-West Pacific area. A short description of all these specimens is given and the presence of this species in the Mediterranean is critically discussed. This note describes the first record of the P. argenteus in the Tunisian waters (Southwestern Mediterranean Sea).
Mytilus galloprovincialis; Reproduction Activity and Mantle Structure in a Zone Located in the Northwest of the Atlantic Ocean (Imessouane, Morocco)
The aim of this paper is to contribute as part of the new national strategy “Halieutis” to better understand the mytiliculture potential by studying their reproductive system in the natural environment. We investigated the gametogenesis of a natural population of Mytilus galloprovincialis in a southern zone of Morocco (Imessouane). We found that the population is characterized by an asynchronous gametogenesis.