Metabolomic applications in marine mollusc development and aquaculture

Metabolomics is a rapidly emerging discipline within functional genomics to better understand biochemical phenotypes across a range of biological systems. The approach has many demonstrated applications in aquatic biology, but has not yet been applied to study early lifestages of marine molluscs. This Thesis evaluates metabolomics as an approach to characterise early lifestage phenotypes of … Continue reading Metabolomic applications in marine mollusc development and aquaculture

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Effets apoptotiques du dinoflagellé Alexandrium catenella et de ses toxines sur les cellules immunitaires de l’huître creuse Crassostrea gigas. Implications dans la susceptibilité de l’huître aux vibrioses [french thesis]

In France, oyster sites in the Mediterranean Sea are regularly confronted to high mortalities of Crassostrea gigas juveniles and to recurrent blooms of the dinoflagellate producer of Paralytic Shellfish Toxins (PSTs), Alexandrium catenella. Among the Pathogens associated to these mortalities, we found Vibrio strains belonging to Splendidus clade. We here focus on the interactions between … Continue reading Effets apoptotiques du dinoflagellé Alexandrium catenella et de ses toxines sur les cellules immunitaires de l’huître creuse Crassostrea gigas. Implications dans la susceptibilité de l’huître aux vibrioses [french thesis]

Pathogenic enteric viruses in louisiana oysters and environmental waters

Norovirus (NoV) and pathogenic enteroviruses are the major causes of gastroenteritis in humans worldwide, and are usually transmitted through direct or indirect exposure to raw or partially treated sewage. Filter-feeding shellfish concentrate virus particles from the water and transmit them to humans. The occurrence of norovirus GI and GII and fecal indicators in Louisiana eastern … Continue reading Pathogenic enteric viruses in louisiana oysters and environmental waters