"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. Yet, further research is still required to fully understand the basic nature of WSSV, its exact life cycle and mode of infection. The lack of effective therapeutic or prophylactic measures has aggravated the necessity for the development of antiviral drugs. This review provides a progressive outline of the issue and at the same time accentuates the recent advancement and future direction for the development of WSSV control strategies.
Somnath Chakraborty; White Spot Syndrome Virus (WSSV) in Crustaceans: An Overview of Host - Pathogen Interaction" A journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting new research. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles, reviews, editorials, short communications, letters, and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Journals contain articles that peer reviewed, in an attempt to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
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