Alternate pathogenesis of systemic neoplasia in the bivalve mollusc Mytilus.

@article{Moore1991AlternatePO,
  title={Alternate pathogenesis of systemic neoplasia in the bivalve mollusc Mytilus.},
  author={Jonathan D. Moore and Ralph A. Elston and A S Drum and Mark L Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of invertebrate pathology},
  year={1991},
  volume={58 2},
  pages={231-43}
}
The proliferative disease systemic neoplasia, also termed hemic neoplasia or disseminated sarcoma, was studied in four Puget Sound, Washington populations of the bay mussel (Mytilus sp.). Using flow cytometric measurement of DAPI-stained cells withdrawn from the hemolymph, DNA content frequency histograms were generated for 73 individuals affected by the disease. The cells manifesting systemic neoplasia were found to exist as either of two separate types, characterized by G0G1 phase nuclear DNA… CONTINUE READING