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Variability of paralytic shellfish toxin occurrence and profiles in bivalve molluscs from Great Britain from official control monitoring as determined by pre-column oxidation liquid chromatography
Results have shown huge variabilities in the occurrence of PSTs, with large spatial and temporal variabilities around the coastline, and the application of rapid immunochemical testing methods to end product testing would need to be considered carefully given the large differences in PST congener cross-reactivities.
Evidence for trophic transfer of Inodosporus octospora and Ovipleistophora arlo n. sp. (Microsporidia) between crustacean and fish hosts
Abstract Within aquatic habitats, the hyper-abundant Order Crustacea appear to be the predominant host group for members of the Phylum Microsporidia. The musculature, a common site of infection,
Cucumispora ornata n. sp. (Fungi: Microsporidia) infecting invasive 'demon shrimp' (Dikerogammarus haemobaphes) in the United Kingdom.
A novel species of microsporidian parasite infecting 72.8% of invasive D. haemobaphes located in the River Trent, UK is described and named Cucumispora ornata, where 'ornata' refers to the external beading present on the mature spore stage of this organism.
Molecular Characterization of an Endozoicomonas-Like Organism Causing Infection in the King Scallop (Pecten maximus L.)
Detailed molecular characterization of an Endozoicomonas-like organism (ELO) associated with an important commercial scallop species is provided.
Paradoxium irvingi n.gen. n.sp. (Microsporidia) infecting the musculature of European pink shrimp Pandalus montagui.
The discovery places some doubt on the likelihood that T. butleri represents the proposed surrogate for the type taxon, and demonstrates potential for significant morphological plasticity in this clade of muscle-infecting microsporidians of crustaceans which contains the genera Myospora, Cucumispora, Thelohania, and now Paradoxium.
Preliminary survey of pests and diseases of eucheumatoid seaweed farms in the Philippines
Farmed eucheumatoids are the top aquaculture commodity in the Philippines, contributing more than 60% of total national aquaculture production by volume. Despite significant production losses
The first clawed lobster virus Homarus gammarus nudivirus (HgNV n. sp.) expands the diversity of the Nudiviridae
The first naturally-occurring virus reported in any clawed lobster species is described and multiple phylogenetic analyses confirm the new virus to be a novel member of the Nudiviridae: Homarus gammarus nudivirus (HgNV).
First report of ' Candidatus Phytoplasma asteris' in commercial carrots in the United Kingdom
As part of the PHYLIB EUPHRESCO project (Pearson et al ., 2014) on the epidemiology and diagnosis of phytoplasmas and ' Candidatus Liberibacter solanacearum' (Lso), carrot growers in Scotland were
Biological and molecular characterization of Potato yellow blotch virus, a new species of the genus Potyvirus
Sequence analysis shows that PYBV is closely related to Potato virus A (PVA), with an overall 72% identity at the nucleotide level for the whole genome.
A Novel RNA Virus, Macrobrachium rosenbergii Golda Virus (MrGV), Linked to Mass Mortalities of the Larval Giant Freshwater Prawn in Bangladesh
The hypothesised protein motifs of Macrobrachium rosenbergii golda virus (MrGV) suggest that it is likely to be a new species within the Nidovirales order, and that early detection of the virus can be achieved by PCR.