MSPTM 2019 Annual Scientific Conference
13 - 14 March 2019
InterContinental Kuala Lumpur

Abstract

Title

MACROBRACHIUM ROSENBERGII: HUMORAL PEPTIDES AND ITS RESPONSE TOWARDS PATHOGENS

Type
E-Poster Presentation
Theme
Scaling Up Efforts in Tropical Disease and Vector Control through Evidence-Based Research
Topic
General Topics

Authors

Main Author
subha bhassu1
Presenting Author
subha bhassu1
Co-Author
Suresh Kumar1

Authors' Institution

Department / Institution / Country
Genetics and Molecular Biology / University of Malaya / Malaysia1
Content
Abstract Content

Giant freshwater prawn, Macrobrachium rosenbergii is an important aquaculture species which is emerging rapidly due to its commercial potential and its demand in the seafood market. However, the frequent occurrence of disease outbreak is one of the main constraints in the production of this species. Therefore, understanding the defense mechanism of the prawn is vital for improving its survivability, quality and growth in aquaculture production. This is important as the innate immune system serves as a first-line host defense system to combat diseases. This article discusses the current issues on diseases from M. Rosenbergii that has a huge impact on the survival ability and responses of the innate system focusing on humoral peptides that have been described to date. The humoral peptide shows that it could probably act as a first-line host defense mechanism which could be further exploited in rectifying problems related to diseases. This will also be very beneficial to the aquaculture industry where it could ensure the stability of prawn production.

Keywords: Macrobrachium rosenbergii, humoral peptides and survival
Requires Audio or Video system for Presentation?: Yes