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Immunological-based assays for specific detection of shrimp viruses

This article covers various shrimp viral agents and introduces the use of antibodies as an alternative detection technique to PCR.
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In this article, several shrimp viral agents will be introduced. And in addition to the detection technique that we have learned (e.g. PCR), this article provide another technique, the use of antibody, as an alternative tool in various detection assays (e.g. enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, dot blotting, Western blotting, immunohistochemistry and immunochromatographic strip tests). One of the really important advantages of the strip test is that it is relatively fast to obtain detection results (e.g. less than 15 min versus 3 hours for PCR). Additionally, it is easy to perform this analysis without the

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