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ISSN: 2157-7609

Journal of Drug Metabolism & Toxicology
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Research Article

Tail Rot Disease in Macrobrachium idella idella (Hilgendorf, 1898)

Dinakaran GK, Soundarapandian P* and Varadharajan D

Faculty of Marine Sciences, Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology, Annamalai University, Parangipettai-608 502, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author:
Soundarapandian P
Faculty of Marine Sciences
Centre of Advanced Study in Marine Biology
Annamalai University
Parangipettai-608 502
Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 04144-243223
Fax: 04144- 243553
E-mail: [email protected]

Received date: July 18, 2013; Accepted date: September 06, 2013; Published date: September 09, 2013

Citation: Dinakaran GK, Soundarapandian P, Varadharajan D (2013) Tail Rot Disease in Macrobrachium idella idella (Hilgendorf, 1898). J Drug Metab Toxicol 4:155. doi: 10.4172/2157-7609.1000155

Copyright: © 2013 Dinakaran GK, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Shell disease may also be referred to as black spot, brown spot or spot disease and was recognized early this century as a problem in impounded population of aquatic animals. The chitinoclastic bacteria which cause shell disease are ubiquitous and infect a wide range of crustaceans, including prawns. All wild and cultured prawns are susceptible to infections; however disease rarely in wild crustaceans due to a lack of overcrowding and less mechanical damage. In the present study the Tail rot disease noticed in the M. idella idella (prawn), which is not common for prawns. The tail rot diseased prawn was tested to bacteriological for enumeration, isolation and biochemical identification of the microorganism.


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