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The effect of the ectoparasitic pyramidellid snail, Boonea impressa, on the growth and health of oysters, Crassostrea virginica, under field conditions.
Boonea (= Odostomia) impressa are contagiously distributed on oyster reefs so that some oysters are parasitized more than others. The parasite's mobility and the ability of oysters to recover from snail parasitism may be ...
The spatial distribution of Perkinsus marinus, a protozoan parasite, in relation to its oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and an ectoparasitic gastropod (Boonea impressa).
The endoparasitic protozoan Perkinsus (=Dermocystidium) marinus is a major cause of oyster mortality in the Gulf of Mexico. The small-scale spatial distribution of P. marinus, its oyster host, and a second oyster parasite, ...
Modeling oyster populations: III. Critical feeding periods, growth and reproduction
It is hypothesized that variations in the seasonal sequence in temperature and food supply cause variations in oyster reproductive effort. Causes of alterations in the duration of spawning and seasonal spawning patterns ...
A polyclonal antibody developed from Perkinsus marinus hypnospores fails to cross react with other life stages of P. marinus in oyster (Crassostrea virginica) tissues.
Polyclonal antiserum was produced from Perkinsus marinus hypnospores harvested from oyster tissue cultivated in fluid thioglycollate medium. The specificity of the antiserum for hypnospores was tested using indirect sandwich ...
Effect of parasitism by the pyramidellid gastropod Boonea impressa on the net productivity of oysters (Crassostrea virginica).
The effect of an ectoparasitic gastropod, Boonea (=Odostomia) impressa, on the energy budget of its host, the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica, was examined. A model was developed from laboratory and field data, as ...
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 ...
Modeling oyster populations: the effect of density and food supply on production
A time-dependent model has been developed to assess the response of oyster populations to environmental variables and the importance of population density in optimizing yield under varying climatic and hydrologic conditions. ...
Modeling oyster populations: I. A commentary on filtration rate. Is faster always better?
Measurements relating bivalve size to filtration rate usually fall on one of two curves. The upper curve predicts filtration rates three times greater than those of the lower curve. Using a time-dependent numerical model ...
Gulf of Mexico Oyster Bibliography
(Texas A&M University, Department of Oceanography., 1992?)
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