Aqua 2018 – World Aquaculture Society Meetings

AQUA 2018 will celebrate the fact that aquaculture is one of the most important food production industries in the world. Aquaculture is the most efficient producer of high quality food and contributes to global health and wealth. Aquaculture respects the environment, creates employment and offers significant investment opportunities. AQUA 2018 will take place from August … Continue reading Aqua 2018 – World Aquaculture Society Meetings

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Seasonal occurrence of Perkinsus spp. and tissue distribution of P. olseni in clam (Soletellina acuta) from coastal waters of Wuchuan County, southern China

Seasonal occurrence of Perkinsus spp. infection in the wild clam, Soletellina acuta, along the coast of Wuchuan County, southern China was investigated over one year using conventional polymerase chain reaction (PCR) method combined with sequencing technique. The tissue distribution of P. olseni in (S. acuta) was also compared among four tissues, namely the gill, mantle, … Continue reading Seasonal occurrence of Perkinsus spp. and tissue distribution of P. olseni in clam (Soletellina acuta) from coastal waters of Wuchuan County, southern China

Pathogens of marine bivalves in Maine (USA): A historical perspective

Shellfish aquaculture (in particular oyster cultivation) has the potential to play a significant role in refreshing the coastal economy in the state of Maine (USA). Although ocean warming and acidification are often listed as the primary manifestations of climate change in the marine environment, the issue of expanding geographic ranges of parasites and pathogens is … Continue reading Pathogens of marine bivalves in Maine (USA): A historical perspective

Environmental controls of oyster-pathogenic Vibrio spp. in Oregon estuaries and a shellfish hatchery

Vibrio spp. have been a persistent concern for coastal bivalve hatcheries, which are vulnerable to environmental pathogens in seawater used for rearing larvae, yet the biogeochemical drivers of oyster-pathogenic Vibrio in their planktonic state are poorly understood. Here, we present data tracking oyster-pathogenic Vibrio bacteria in Netarts Bay and Yaquina Bay, Oregon, USA, as well … Continue reading Environmental controls of oyster-pathogenic Vibrio spp. in Oregon estuaries and a shellfish hatchery

Validation of housekeeping genes for quantitative mRNA expression analysis in OsHV-1 infected ark clam, Scapharca broughtonii

Highlights • Previous studies of housekeeping genes selection in mollusc species were reviewed. • Ten candidate housekeeping genes were assessed in ark shell under given conditions. • RL7 and EF-1a were the most stable genes across tissues in ark shells. • RL15 appeared more stable than others under a variety of given conditions. • 18s … Continue reading Validation of housekeeping genes for quantitative mRNA expression analysis in OsHV-1 infected ark clam, Scapharca broughtonii

Selection response in fish and shellfish: a review

The aquaculture sector is significantly behind plant and farm animal production in applying selective breeding, in spite of the fact that it has been suggested that the world aquaculture production could be doubled in 13 years if breeding programmes were supplying stocks for the farmed species. It is estimated that as late as in 2010, only … Continue reading Selection response in fish and shellfish: a review

Alteration of host-pathogen interactions in the wake of climate change – Increasing risk for shellfish associated infections?

The potential for climate-related spread of infectious diseases through marine systems has been highlighted in several reports. With this review we want to draw attention to less recognized mechanisms behind vector-borne transmission pathways to humans. We have focused on how the immune systems of edible marine shellfish, the blue mussels and Norway lobsters, are affected … Continue reading Alteration of host-pathogen interactions in the wake of climate change – Increasing risk for shellfish associated infections?