Flat oyster parasite found at Stewart Island

Cawthron Institute scientists are well-placed to respond to the discovery of Bonamia ostreae at oyster farms on Stewart Island. Bonamia ostreae is a parasite that poses substantial threat to flat oysters, and this afternoon the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) confirmed they have detected it at two Stewart Island farms. Cawthron Institute Aquaculture Group Manager, … Continue reading Flat oyster parasite found at Stewart Island

Australia develops genetic research against deadly oyster virus

A genetic improvement program to breed oysters genetically predisposed to resist Pacific oyster mortality syndrome (POMS) -- a disease that is harmless to humans but so lethal to oysters that it can kill more than 90% of a crop of millions of animals within days -- is being developed in Australia. (...) (By Undercurrent News May 04, … Continue reading Australia develops genetic research against deadly oyster virus

Colloque AFEM 2017 : “Microbiomes : des environnements naturels à l’homme”

Le prochain colloque de l'AFEM se déroulera du 17 ou 20 octobre 2017, à Camaret s/mer, autour du thème: "Microbiomes : des environnements naturels à l'homme". Ce colloque se répartira en 5 sessions et une table ronde: - Biodiversité, dynamique et évolution des communautés microbiennes - Ecologie fonctionnelle - Interactions biotiques et abiotiques - Ecotoxicologie … Continue reading Colloque AFEM 2017 : “Microbiomes : des environnements naturels à l’homme”

POMS not a case of if, but when for South Australian oyster industry

Bruce Zippel is also an oyster grower at Smoky Bay on the far west coast of South Australia, and said the state had learnt a lot since POMS was found in Tasmania earlier this year. South Australia has so far remained POMS-free. Mr Zippel is urging South Australian growers to continue supporting genetic selection programs … Continue reading POMS not a case of if, but when for South Australian oyster industry

N.H. researcher finds new bacteria contaminating oysters

Cheryl Whistler and her colleagues discovered the new strain ST631 and detailed their findings in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology. Previously only one strain of the bacteria was blamed for this type of food poisoning, which Whistler said is on the rise in New England and already is responsible for an estimated 45,000 cases in … Continue reading N.H. researcher finds new bacteria contaminating oysters