Co-infection by a yeast-like organism in Hematodinium-infected European edible crabs Cancer pagurus and velvet swimming crabs Necora puber from the English Channel.

@article{Stentiford2003CoinfectionBA,
  title={Co-infection by a yeast-like organism in Hematodinium-infected European edible crabs Cancer pagurus and velvet swimming crabs Necora puber from the English Channel.},
  author={Grant D. Stentiford and Maya C. Evans and Kelly S. Bateman and Stephen W. Feist},
  journal={Diseases of aquatic organisms},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          195-202
        }
}
During the winter months, edible crabs Cancer pagurus and velvet swimming crabs Necora puber from the English Channel can harbour infections by a Hematodinium sp. dinoflagellate. This parasite is responsible for a highly pathological condition known as 'Pink Crab Disease' (PCD) in the edible crab. In the current study, a high proportion (between 25 and 100%) of Hematodinium-infected edible and velvet swimming crabs captured from 2 sites in the English Channel also harboured a systemic infection… CONTINUE READING

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