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Assessment of the Northern Distribution Range of Selected Perkinsus Species in Eastern Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and Hard Clams (Mercenaria mercenaria) with the Use of PCR-Based Detection Assays
Perkinsus species are protistan parasites of molluscs. In Chesapeake Bay, Perkinsus marinus, Perkinsus chesapeaki, and Perkinsus andrewsi are sympatric, infecting oysters and clams. Although P. marinus is a pathogen for ...
High-throughput isolation of oyster DNA facilitates diagnosis of "Dermo"
The parasite Perkinsus marinus, the causative agent of ”Dermo” disease, has been linked with mass mortalities of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica along the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States. Here we ...
Bioassay for ichthyocidal activity of Pfiesteria piscicida: Characterization of a culture flask assay format
The description of the heterotrophic dinoflagellate Pfiesteriapiscicida as the causative agent of fish lesions and deaths along the mid-Atlantic estuaries has revealed the need for bioassays to assess its potential ...
Identification of a Second rRNA Gene Unit in the Perkinsus andrewsi Genome
Perkinsus species are parasitic protozoa of mollusks, currently classified within the Perkinsozoa, a recently established phylum that is basal to the Apicomplexa and Dinozoa. Ribosomal RNA (rRNA) genes and their intergenic ...