Perkinsus infection is associated with alterations in the level of global DNA methylation of gills and gastrointestinal tract of the oyster Crassostrea gasar

Bivalves are filter feeders that obtain food from seawater that may contain infectious agents, such as the protozoan parasites Perkinsus marinus and P. olseni that are associated with massive mortalities responsible for losses in the aquaculture industry. Despite all physical and chemical barriers, microorganisms cross epithelia and infect host tissues to cause pathologies. Epigenetics mechanisms … Continue reading Perkinsus infection is associated with alterations in the level of global DNA methylation of gills and gastrointestinal tract of the oyster Crassostrea gasar

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Specific pathogen recognition by multiple innate immune sensors in an invertebrate

Detection of pathogens by all living organisms is the primary step needed to implement a coherent and efficient immune response. This implies a mediation by different soluble and/or membrane-anchored proteins related to innate immune receptors called PRRs (pattern-recognition receptors) to trigger immune signaling pathways. In most invertebrates, their roles have been inferred by analogy to … Continue reading Specific pathogen recognition by multiple innate immune sensors in an invertebrate

OsHV-1 and notifiable protozoa in healthy Crassostrea corteziensis cultured in two distant areas of the Gulf of California

Infectious diseases have been a major limiting factor for large scale production of oyster farming. Several factors have contributed to the emergence and spread of infectious diseases in all cultivation sites around the world. Therefore, the prevention and control of diseases has become a priority for the sustainability of global aquaculture. Crassostrea corteziensis is a … Continue reading OsHV-1 and notifiable protozoa in healthy Crassostrea corteziensis cultured in two distant areas of the Gulf of California

The RNA-seq analysis suggests a potential multi-component complement system in oyster Crassostrea gigas

The complement system is one of the major effector mechanisms of immune system, playing essential roles in both the innate and adaptive immune responses. In the present study, the counterparts of vertebrate complement components were identified by screening the sequenced genome of Crassostrea gigas, resulting in the identification of 792 gene models containing complement-related domains. … Continue reading The RNA-seq analysis suggests a potential multi-component complement system in oyster Crassostrea gigas

Manual of diagnostic tests for aquatic animals

Valid laboratory results are essential for Aquatic Animal Health Services to implement a range of programmes for diagnosis, surveillance and trade. This Manual of Diagnostic Tests for Aquatic Animals (Aquatic Manual) supports Aquatic Animal Health Services to provide effective laboratory testing for pathogenic agents that may adversely affect aquatic animals. (...) The World Organisation for Animal Health … Continue reading Manual of diagnostic tests for aquatic animals

Ocean acidification and pathogen exposure modulate the immune response of the edible mussel Mytilus chilensis

Ocean acidification (OA) is one of the main consequences of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), impacting key biological processes of marine organisms such as development, growth and immune response. However, there are scarce studies on the influence of OA on marine invertebrates' ability to cope with pathogens. This study evaluated the single and combined effects … Continue reading Ocean acidification and pathogen exposure modulate the immune response of the edible mussel Mytilus chilensis

Complete genome sequence of vibrio coralliilyticus 58, isolated from Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larvae

We report here the complete genome of Vibrio coralliilyticus strain 58, which was originally isolated from inactive Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larvae in Japan. The assembled genome consisted of two chromosomes and one plasmid. These data will provide valuable information and important insights into the biodiversity of this organism. Hyoun Joong Kim, Ji Hyung Kim, Jin Woo Jun and al., Genome … Continue reading Complete genome sequence of vibrio coralliilyticus 58, isolated from Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larvae