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The distribution of Perkinsus marinus in Gulf coast oysters: its relationship with temperature, reproduction, and pollutant body burden.
Oysters from 48 Gulf of Mexico sites were examined for presence and infection intensity of the endoparasite, Perkinsus (=Dermocystidium) marinus (Macklin, Owen, Collier, 1950) as part of NOAA's Status and Trends Mussel ...
Spatial and temporal distributions of contaminant body burden and disease in Gulf of Mexico oyster populations: The role of local and large-scale climatic controls
As part of NOAA's Status and Trends Program, oysters were sampled from 43 sites throughout the Gulf of Mexico from Brownsville, Texas, to the Florida Everglades from 1986 to 1989. Oysters were analyzed for body burden of ...
Oyster disease and climate change. Are yearly changes in Perkinsus marinus parasitism in oysters (Crassostrea virginica) controlled by climatic cycles in the Gulf of Mexico?
Fluctuations in the protozoan Perkinsus marinus (pathogen of eastern oysters) have been related to salinity and temperature. Low temperatures and salinities have been shown to limit infection. The distribution of Perkinsus ...
Processes controlling temporal trends in Gulf of Mexico oyster health and contaminant concentrations
The concentrations of PAH, DDT, PCB, dieldrin and chlordane in Gulf of Mexico oysters as cumulative percent for five consecutive years are discussed. Gulf-wide changes in contaminant concentrations are observed. PAH and ...