Bioaccumulation and depuration of enteroviruses by the soft-shelled clam, Mya arenaria.

@article{Metcalf1979BioaccumulationAD,
  title={Bioaccumulation and depuration of enteroviruses by the soft-shelled clam, Mya arenaria.},
  author={Teri Metcalf and Beth C. Mullin and D Eckerson and E Moulton and E P Larkin},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={275-82}
}
Low levels of feces-associated natural virus, simulating virus numbers estimated to exist in moderately polluted shellfish-growing waters, were used to evaluate the effectiveness of depuration as a virus depletion procedure in soft-shell clams. Depuration effectiveness depended upon the numbers of virus bioaccumulated and whether virus was solids associated… CONTINUE READING