Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture
(A Society under Marine Products Export Development Authority,
Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India)

Technology Development Centre for Sustainable Aquaculture
      RGCA CAPL is the only NABL accredited (as per ISO/IEC 17025 :2005) aquaculture pathology laboratory in the country.

Disease Diagnosis

RGCA offers the diagnostic services at the Central Aquaculture Pathology Laboratory, Technology Transfer Training & Administrative Complex, Sirkali for screening the following aquatic

  • Shrimp Pathogens

    • WSSV (White Spot Syndrome Virus)
    • TSV (Taura Syndrome Virus)
    • YHV (Yellow Head Virus)
    • GAV (Gill Associated Virus)
    • IMNV (Infectious Myonecrosis Virus)
    • MoV (Mourillyan Virus)
    • LSNV (Laem Singh Virus)
    • SMV (Spawner Associated Mortality Virus)
    • IHHNV (Infectious Hypodermal & Haematopoietic Necrosis Virus )
    • MBV (Monodon Baculo Virus)
    • HPV (Hepatopancreatic Parvo Virus)
    • NHP-B (Necrotising Hepatopancreatic alpha Proteo Bacterium)
    • RLB (Ricketssia like bacterial disease) of P.monodon
    • PvNV (Penaeus vannamei Noda Virus)
    • Early Mortality Syndrome (EMS)/AHPND
    • Covert Mortality Noda Virus (CMNV)
    • Enterocytozoon hepatopenaei (EHP)

  • Freshwater prawn pathogen

    • MrNV (Macrobrachium rosenbergii Noda Virus causing white tail disease)

  • Marine Finfish pathogens

    • NNV (Piscine nodavirus causing Viral Nervous Necrosis)
    • Iridovirus
    • Photobacterium damselae subsp. pisicida

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