Early Pathogen Detection with Shrimp MultiPath™
Shrimp rarely harbour only one pathogen and farmers usually don’t know which ones they are. Shrimp MultiPath™ tests 13 pathogens offering our clients peace of mind in early detection, quality control and informed farm management.
Detects 13 pathogens, including those that severely impact shrimp aquaculture in a single test.
Includes controls to validate every test result and quantify infection severity.
Rapidly generates results on large numbers of samples with fast data turnaround times.
Identifies different genetic variants of relevant pathogens.
Includes control tests to validate RNA and/or DNA sample integrity.
Your Early Warning System
Shrimp MultiPath™ technology is unsurpassed in its ability to co-detect multiple shrimp pathogens. Its sensitivity and specificity are equal or superior to current industry standard test methods that typically detect a single pathogen in a single test.
Shrimp MultiPath™ focuses on early pathogen detection before you see the first signs of disease. This means we can detect pathogens weeks before your shrimp show the first signs of being sick.
Shrimp MultiPath™ data empowers informed management decisions that mitigate disease risk and maximise yield. In the case of infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus (IHHNV), Shrimp MultiPath™ can lead to an increase in farm gate value of up to USD$52,000 per hectare*. In the case of more devastating pathogens like white spot syndrome virus (WSSV), Shrimp MultiPath™ can be the difference between harvesting or not harvesting at all.
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*Sellars, M.J., Cowley, J.A., Musson, D., Rao, M., Menzies, M., Coman, G.J., Murphy, M. 2019. Reduced growth performance of Black Tiger shrimp (Penaeus monodon) infected with infectious hypodermal and hematopoietic necrosis virus. Aquaculture 488: 160-166.
When to test your shrimp?
A question we’re asked often is “When is the best time to test my shrimp for pathogens to maximise health & boost production”? This will depend on whether your shrimp are post-larvae, growout or broodstock.
13 Pathogens Detected
AHPND (PirA & B )
Selective shrimp breeding programs with unrivalled performance for L. vannemei & P. monodon
ShrimpID’s industry-leading DNA marker panels determine deep genetic relationships so farmers can manage inbreeding and accelerate genetic improvements
The challenge for farmers
Farmers need efficient selective breeding programs leveraging detailed shrimp pedigree information to ensure maximum genetic diversity.
Pairing pedigree with phenotype data enables precision selection within breeding programs, delivering fertile, healthy stock for commercial production. However, most genetic testing services are expensive and only identify the parentage of tested shrimp.
The Genics solution
ShrimpID’s expansive marker set provides detailed relatedness estimates for any tested animal, sex identification, and markers within genes shown to regulate productivity and disease resistance.
The Genics team works with you to identify which markers should be fixed to ensure your program is robust.
Genics ShrimpID is the most efficient solution on the market, saving you time and money and delivering best-in-class results.
ShrimpID includes DNA marker panels for Pacific White, Black Tiger, & Blue Shrimp
Testing with SNP markers in genes of interest selected to be polymorphic across the global diversity of each species
ShrimpID delivers more than just pedigree reconstruction, with detailed relatedness estimates allowing you to maximize genetic diversity
Refined DNA extraction methods ensure data is provided from all tested animals and is tracked with rigorous controls to ensure sample integrity
Integrated pedigree management and genetic improvement
As well as managing the genetic diversity of your broodstock, ShrimpID heritage panels provide you with the information you need to drive a genomic selection program in any of your characterized populations.
ShrimpID is the world’s leading genotyping tool for Penaeid shrimp, designed by global leaders in bioinformatics and biotechnology. Shrimp ID provides breeders and quantitative geneticists with the data they need to efficiently improve productivity and minimize risk.
ShrimpID results analysis will deliver all the required information to manage relatedness. The panels have been trialed and tested on shrimp from all regions of the world, including Pacific White (Penaeus litopenaeus), Black Tiger (Penaeus monodon), and Blue Shrimp (Litopenaeus stylirostris).
Genics experts can assist your team with designing a phenotyping system around your existing infrastructure so you can optimize the delivery of genetic improvements.
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ShrimpID vs conventional shrimp testing
Before Genics launched ShrimpID, the most credible analysis tool detected 45,522 genetic markers
ShrimpID yields 60,000 genetic markers, ensuring tens of thousands of informative data points on shrimp populations from around the world
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Take a DeepDive with Genics Histopathology
Histopathology diagnostics is a specialty service that involves examining the tissue and cellular structure at a microscopic level to look for abnormal cell structures, cellular organisation and foreign bodies.
Examining the tissue and cellular structure at a microscopic level to look for abnormal cell structures, cellular organisation and foreign bodies.
At Genics service laboratories accredited Veterinary Pathologists perform these detailed examinations looking for such abnormalities and linking their observations to causative agents in the original specimen or animal, and in the field.
Our personnel each hold over 20 years of experience in histological analysis and diagnostics.
Mitigate disease risk and maximise your farm profits.
Be Empowered with Data
At Genics service laboratories, accredited Veterinary Pathologists perform detailed examinations looking for such abnormalities and linking their observations to causative agents in the original specimen or animal, and in the field. Our personnel each hold over 20 years of experience in histological analysis and diagnostics.
Importantly, histopathology empowers advanced holistic disease investigation, and when used in combination with MultiPath PCR testing or molecular science, delivers an unrivalled investigation service to our clients to pinpoint the true cause of production impacting disease events.
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Such investigations further strengthen Genics customised health management programs, and implementation of early warning systems for producers. Ultimately, early pathogen detection through a well designed and implemented health management program will mitigate disease risk and maximise your farm profits.
The images of pathogens below such as WSSV (White Spot) and IHHNV (Infectious hypodermal and haematopoietic necrosis virus) etc. provide a window into the core health of shrimp. (Images below courtesy of Donald Lightner)
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