During its first outbreak, the devastating effect of early mortality syndrome (EMS) on the global shrimp industry was primarily caused by the lack of information regarding the disease and its causative agent.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes whole-genome sequencing as a “laboratory procedure that determines the order of bases in the genome of an organism in one process.”
According to CDC, scientists conduct data analysis, which is the fourth step of whole-genome sequencing, to compare “bacterial sequences and identify differences.”
The Philippine Genome Center is a multidisciplinary research and service unit of the University of the Philippines for health, agriculture, biodiversity, and the environment.
The emergence of multidrug-resistant bacterial strains in diverse settings has been reported globally. In the Philippine shrimp aquaculture industry, antibiotics are used for the treatment of bacterial diseases during the production cycle. We report the draft genome of Vibrio parahaemolyticus PH698, a multidrug-resistant strain isolated from a Philippine shrimp farm.
Acute hepatopancreatic necrosis disease (AHPND), which affects multiple shrimp species, including the economically important Penaeus monodon and Penaeus vannamei, is characterized by massive sloughing of the epithelial cells of the hepatopancreas to the point of atrophy (1).
The DSCF team with the Philippine Carabao Center staff (2nd-3rd from L: Gerard Ramos, Shanemae M. Rivera, Excel Rio S. Maylem) who took part in a 3-day training in DNA Extraction and Capillary Sequencing.
DOST Sec. Fortunato T. dela Peña (5th from L) dropped by the PGC booth during the National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) with its theme, “Science for the People”.
July 11-15 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.
Dr. Ana Da Silva Filipe, research fellow and next generation sequencing (NGS) facility manager at the Center for Virus Research, University of Glasgow, led participants in the whole-genome sequencing of the Hepatitis C virus in a training workshop conducted by the University of the Philippines National Institutes of Health (UP-NIH) and hosted by the Philippine Genome Center (PGC) on 18-26 April, 2017.
Conference on Biodiversity & Chemical Biology of Marine and Terrestrial Life in the Philippine Region.
A visit to the Philippine Carabao Center to talk about the genomics capabilities of PGC.