Survey of bivalve molluscs for Bonamia spp. and other parasitic pathogens in Florida east coast lagoons

A 2007 study of Suminoe (Crassostrea ariakensis) and eastern (Crassostrea virginica) oysters exposed to Indian River Lagoon (IRL), Florida waters revealed the presence of Bonamia spp. in exposed oysters. In 2010, a survey of oysters and other bivalves (n = 721, 18 species) was conducted in the southern IRL (10 sites) and in the more … Continue reading Survey of bivalve molluscs for Bonamia spp. and other parasitic pathogens in Florida east coast lagoons

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Seasonality of QPX disease in the Raritan Bay (NY) wild hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) population

Quahog Parasite Unknown (QPX) is a potentially lethal pathogen of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria along the northeastern coast of the United States. In the Raritan Bay wild clam population, QPX prevalence and infection intensity at three sites were examined by both histology and quantitative PCR in 2006. At two of three sites, QPX infection … Continue reading Seasonality of QPX disease in the Raritan Bay (NY) wild hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria) population

Aquaculture genomics, genetics and breeding in the United States: current status, challenges, and priorities for future research

Advancing the production efficiency and profitability of aquaculture is dependent upon the ability to utilize a diverse array of genetic resources. The ultimate goals of aquaculture genomics, genetics and breeding research are to enhance aquaculture production efficiency, sustainability, product quality, and profitability in support of the commercial sector and for the benefit of consumers. In … Continue reading Aquaculture genomics, genetics and breeding in the United States: current status, challenges, and priorities for future research