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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 ...
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 ...
The energetic cost of Perkinsus marinus parasitism in oysters: quantification of the thioglycollate method.
A quantitative method for counting Perkinsus marinus hypnospores is described. Using the method, Mackin's commonly used 0-5 point scale of infection intensity can be shown to be exponential. From general relationships ...